Special Issue "Information-Centric Networking (ICN)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2019).
Interests: access control; blockchain technologies; cryptography; information-centric networking; IoT; privacy; security; web technologies
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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
- ICN experimentation
- Business models for ICN architectures and applications
- ICN and SDN
Dr. Nikos Fotiou
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Future Internet is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Clean slate Internet
- ICN research
- Networking architectures
- Incremental deployment
- New communication paradigms
- Future Internet architectures