Information-Centric Networking (ICN) Research Challenges (RFC7927)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jul-27
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
D. Kutscher: AUTHOR [+9]
Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is an approach to evolve the Internet infrastructure to directly support accessing Named Data Objects (NDOs) as a first-order network service. Data objects become independent of location, application, storage, and means of transportation, allowing for inexpensive and ubiquitous in-network caching and replication. The expected benefits are improved efficiency and security, better scalability with respect to information/bandwidth demand, and better robustness in challenging communication scenarios.
Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) D. Kutscher, Ed.
Request for Comments: 7927 NEC
Category: Informational S. Eum
ISSN: 2070-1721 Osaka University
Universidade de Aveiro
Information-Centric Networking (ICN) Research Challenges
This memo describes research challenges for Information-Centric Networking (ICN), an approach to evolve the Internet infrastructure to directly support information distribution by introducing uniquely named data as a core Internet principle. Data becomes independent from location, application, storage, and means of transportation, enabling or enhancing a number of desirable features, such as security, user mobility, multicast, and in-network caching. Mechanisms for realizing these benefits is the subject of ongoing research in the IRTF and elsewhere. This document describes current research challenges in ICN, including naming, security, routing, system scalabi...