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Information-Centric Networking (ICN) Research Challenges (RFC7927)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247021D
Original Publication Date: 2016-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Jul-27
Document File: 76 page(s) / 98K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Kutscher: AUTHOR [+9]

Abstract

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.

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Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)                     D. Kutscher, Ed.

Request for Comments: 7927                                           NEC

Category: Informational                                           S. Eum

ISSN: 2070-1721                                         Osaka University

                                                          K. Pentikousis

                                                              Travelping

                                                               I. Psaras

                                                                     UCL

                                                               D. Corujo

                                                  Universidade de Aveiro

                                                               D. Saucez

                                                                   INRIA

                                                              T. Schmidt

                                                             HAW Hamburg

                                                            M. Waehlisch

                                                               FU Berlin

                                                               July 2016

         Information-Centric Networking (ICN) Research Challenges

Abstract

   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...