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An Overview on Push-Based Communication Models for Information-Centric Networking

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COPELABS, University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, 1749-024 Lisbon, Portugal
Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Center (ISTAR-IUL), ISCTE-IUL, 1649-026 Lisbon, Portugal
Airbus, Willy-Messerschmitt-Strasse 1, 82024 Taufkirchen, Germany
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Current address: COPELABS, University Lusofona, Campo Grande 388, 1749-024 Lisbon, Portugal.
Future Internet 2019, 11(3), 74;
Received: 18 January 2019 / Revised: 28 February 2019 / Accepted: 12 March 2019 / Published: 21 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information-Centric Networking (ICN))
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Information-centric networking integrates by design a pull-based model which brings in advantages in terms of control as well as of in-network caching strategies. Currently, ICN main areas of action concern content distribution and IoT, both of which are environments that often require support for periodic and even-triggered data transmission. Such environments can benefit from push-based communication to achieve faster data forwarding. This paper provides an overview on the current push-based mechanisms that can be applied to information-centric paradigms, explaining the trade-off associated with the different approaches. Moreover, the paper provides design guidelines for integrating push communications in information-centric networking, having as example the application of this networking architecture in IoT environments. View Full-Text
Keywords: ICN; IoT; communication architectures and protocols ICN; IoT; communication architectures and protocols

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