Special Issue "Information-Centric Networking (ICN)"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Nikos Fotiou

Athens University of Economics and Business ,Department of Informatics, Office: #209,Trias 2,Athens 11362, Greece
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Interests: Access control, Blockchain technologies, Cryptography, Information Centric Networking, IoT, Privacy, Security, Web technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As the Internet evolves, new problems and concerns arise. The volume of content exchanged increases rapidly, users are using more and more mobile devices, data centers are becoming bigger and bigger, users are even more concerned about their security and privacy, the Internet consumes significant amounts of energy, and new paradigms, such as the Internet of Things, emerge. These observations raise the question: what is the role of ICN in this emerging environment?

At the same time, new tools create opportunities for ICN to emerge. Software-defined networking, network function virtualization, blockchain-based technologies, edge computing, general purpose operating systems for constrained devices, programmable network and endpoint devices, planet-wide testbeds. All these tools create hopes that ICN can leave research laboratories and meet the real world.

This Special Issue aims to present advances of the research on ICN. We seek submissions that demonstrate how ICN can solve current Internet problems and how ICN can become a reality. Example topics of interest are various aspects of ICN, including but not limited to the following:

  • Applications of ICN to the IoT
  • Security and privacy of ICN architectures and applications
  • Access control for ICN
  • ICN and edge/fog/cloud computing paradigms
  • Interoperability of ICN architectures
  • Content distribution using ICN
  • ICN-based 5G architectures
  • ICN for low-powered devices and dense networks
  • ICN (incremental) deployment
  • Routing, transport, and congestion control for ICN architectures
  • Performance of legacy protocols and applications over ICN
  • User/content mobility
  • Caching
  • ICN experimentation
  • Business models for ICN architectures and applications
  • ICN and SDN

Dr. Nikos Fotiou
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Clean slate Internet
  • ICN research
  • Networking architectures
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Incremental deployment
  • New communication paradigms
  • IoT
  • 5G
  • SDN
  • Future Internet architectures

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Open AccessArticle A Cache Placement Strategy with Energy Consumption Optimization in Information-Centric Networking
Future Internet 2019, 11(3), 64; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi11030064
Received: 8 January 2019 / Revised: 21 February 2019 / Accepted: 22 February 2019 / Published: 5 March 2019
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With the rapid development of cloud computing, big data, and Internet of Things, Information-Centric Networking (ICN) has become a novel hotspot in the field of future Internet architecture, and new problems have appeared. In particular, more researchers consider information naming, delivery, mobility, and [...] Read more.
With the rapid development of cloud computing, big data, and Internet of Things, Information-Centric Networking (ICN) has become a novel hotspot in the field of future Internet architecture, and new problems have appeared. In particular, more researchers consider information naming, delivery, mobility, and security in ICN. In this paper, we mainly focus on the cache placement strategy and network performance of ICN, and propose a cache placement strategy with energy consumption optimization. In order to optimize the energy consumption of the ICN, the best cache placement node is selected from the view of users. First of all, the distance sequence of different nodes arriving at each user is obtained in terms of detection results of network distribution channels, and the corresponding energy consumption of information distribution is obtained from the distance sequence. Secondly, the reward function of the cache node is derived using two factors of energy consumption, which includes the additional energy consumed by the change of the cache node and the energy consumption of the content distribution. Finally, we construct the optimal stopping theory problem to solve the maximum expected energy saving. In simulations, we give the comparison results of energy savings, caching benefit, and delivery success rate. The results show that the strategy proposed by this paper has higher delivery success rate and lower energy consumption than other strategies. Full article
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Open AccessReview An Overview on Push-Based Communication Models for Information-Centric Networking
Future Internet 2019, 11(3), 74; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi11030074
Received: 18 January 2019 / Revised: 28 February 2019 / Accepted: 12 March 2019 / Published: 21 March 2019
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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 [...] Read more.
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. Full article
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