Design considerations for a Network of Information

Bengt Ahlgren, Matteo d'Ambrosio, Marco Marchisio, Ian Marsh, Christian Dannewitz, Börje Ohlman, Kostas Pentikousis, Ove Strandberg, René Rembarz, Vinicio Vercellone

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The existing Internet ecosystem is a result of decades of evolution. It has managed to scale well beyond the original aspirations. Evolution, though, highlighted a certain degree of inadequacies that is well documented. In this position paper we present the design considerations for a re-architected global networking architecture which delivers dissemination and non-dissemination objects only to consenting recipients, reducing unwanted traffic, linking information producers with consumers independently of the hosts involved, and connects the digital with the physical world. We consider issues ranging from the proposed object identifier/locator split to security and trust as we transition towards a Network of Information and relate our work with the emerging paradigm of publish/subscribe architectures. We introduce the fundamental components of a Network of Information, i.e., name resolution, routing, storage, and search, and close this paper with a discussion about future work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 ACM CoNEXT Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCoNEXT '08
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-210-8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event4th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, CoNEXT '08, 2008: 2008 ACM CoNEXT Conference - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 9 Dec 200812 Dec 2008


Conference4th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, CoNEXT '08, 2008


  • Network of Information
  • information-centric networking


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