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Session I.1 Information-Centric Networking (ICN)

ORGANISERS / CONTACT

George Pavlou, University College London, UK. (g.pavlou@ee.ucl.ac.uk)
Spiros Spirou, Intracom Telecom, Greece. (spis@intracom.com)

BACKGROUND

The proliferation of user-generated content (data, services, applications, etc.) available over the Internet and the growing need for disassociation of the content from its location has introduced a new aspect for the design of the Future Internet: the transition from a host-centric to an information-centric network paradigm. Information-centric networking (ICN), also known as content-aware, content-centric or data-oriented networking, tries to deal with the lack of a global content naming and addressing scheme, as well as with the need for unified content access and consumption. At the same time, networks are unaware of the type of content they are transporting and thus not able to adapt and offer the appropriate QoE to the end users. ICN may even consider information as a primitive, and its main objective is to render information consumption a core service of the network as well as to simplify the consumption chain between the content creator/provider and the content consumer.

OBJECTIVES / DESCRIPTION

The goal of this session is two-fold: a) to raise awareness about ICN among academia, industry, and end-users, and b) to share the viewpoints of each stakeholder: content provider, content distributor, network operator and content consumer. Moreover, the session shall expose the high-level issues in ICN: evolutionary vs. revolutionary approaches for content naming and delivery (what is the migration path), existing vs. prospective business models (how to incentivise and rationalise such a migration) and benefits vs. drawbacks (who and how will be affected by this migration). The session does not seek to resolve these high-level issues or to highlight deep technical problems, but rather to establish a common understanding among all interested parties and pave the way for collaboration on specific research and business topics.

FORMAT OF THE SESSION

The session is structured around an introductory presentation and a moderated panel discussion. Panellists will make brief position statement prior to the discussion. Related projects will also make brief position statements at appropriate times to fuel the discussion.

AGENDA

10:30 – 10:35

Welcome

10:35 – 10:55

Introduction to Information-Centric Networking

undefinedGeorge Pavlou,Professor, University College London, UK.

10:55 – 11:15

Each panellist shall make a 5-min position statement on the ICN high-level issues: evolutionary vs. revolutionary approaches for content naming and delivery (what is the migration path), existing vs. prospective business models (how to incentivise and rationalise such a migration) and benefits vs. drawbacks (who and how will be affected by this migration).


Moderator: George Pavlou, Professor, University College London, UK.

11:15 – 11:35

Moderated discussion

The discussion shall begin with a Q&A between moderator and panellists. The moderator shall gradually open the Q&A to the audience.

11:35 – 12:00

EU projects: position statements

To stimulate discussion, the moderator shall invite 5-min position statements by relevant EU projects. Project position statements may not be contiguous, but could be injected into the discussion at appropriate points.

Moderator: Spiros Spirou, Senior Engineer, Intracom Telecom, Greece

 

12:00 – 12:25

Moderated discussion (continued)

12:25 – 12:30

Summary and conclusions