This page recognizes those individuals and organizations who have provided services or funding to support the open source project.

Organizations who wish to support ns-3 are encouraged to join the ns-3 Consortium.

Federal funding

ns-3 received community infrastructure development awards from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Several collaborative awards were granted, but the lead awards were made to the University of Washington:

  • CNS-0551686: CRI: Developing the Next Generation Open Source Network Simulator ns-3 (2006-10), and
  • CNS-0958139: CI-ADDO-EN: Frameworks for ns-3 (2010-15).

In addition, the ns-3 development at Inria Sophia Antipolis was funded by the French government.

Programs and services

Annual meeting hosts

Since 2013, the following organizations have hosted and supported the project’s annual meeting:

  • 2013: Inria Sophia Antipolis
  • 2014: Georgia Tech
  • 2015: CTTC
  • 2016: University of Washington
  • 2017: INESC TEC
  • 2018: NITK Surathkal
  • 2019: DINFO, Firenze University

Google Summer of Code mentors

Many Google Summer of Code mentors have voluntarily donated their mentoring stipends to the project. Prior to 2014, this was done on a voluntary basis, and since 2014, the project has requested mentors to donate their stipends.

2013 and earlier

  • CTTC mentoring team (Nicola Baldo, Marco Miozzo) for GSoC 2012
  • CTTC mentoring team (Nicola Baldo, Marco Miozzo, Manuel Requena, and Jaime Ferragut) for GSoC 2013
  • Daniel Camara
  • Joe Kopena
  • Tommaso Pecorella
  • Josh Pelkey
  • Guillaume Rémy

2014

  • Nicola Baldo
  • Marco Miozzo
  • Tom Henderson
  • Tommaso Pecorella
  • Dave Taht

2015

  • Nicola Baldo
  • Marco Miozzo
  • Tom Henderson
  • Vedran Miletic
  • Tommaso Pecorolla
  • Peter Barnes

2017

  • Tom Henderson
  • Tommaso Pecorella
  • Biljana Bojovic
  • Mohit Tahiliani
  • Stefano Avallone

2018

  • Tom Henderson
  • Tommaso Pecorella
  • Mohit Tahiliani
  • Dizhi Zhou
  • Matthieu Coudron

2019

  • Tom Henderson
  • Tommaso Pecorella
  • Mohit Tahiliani
  • Abhijith Anilkumar
  • Ankit Deepak
  • Vivek Jain
  • Natale Patriciello