I'm gonna do an individual final year project next year (8 months of work - beside other course modules).
My wishlist for the project (sorted by importance):
The topic to be mainly about the new innovations in Data Networking (i.e. IPv6, wireless, optic fibres, new routing protocols, new security and firewalls, VoIP, etc).
The project to involve heavy programming (whether building whole programs in C++ and/or Java, or programming embedded systems in C, or smartphone applications, etc).
The topic to be part of a research group work or requirement (i.e. for the project to have a future).
The topic to be recognised in Industry, by the major Networks and/or IT companies.
My problem is that I find it difficult to have a project with the above requirements described clearly and with clear deliverables that could be exploited commercially.
I've had previous suggestions before like:
ipv6 and ad hoc networks between mobile devices. vmware, cloud computing, the rise of global cybercrime, etc
But these are all just broad areas
Does anyone have any suggestions for a topic ? i.e. a certain standard to implement ? a certain project to build ? a certain innovation to research and develop ?
Please be detailed in your answers.