IEEE International Conference on Communications
7-11 June 2020 // Virtual Conference
Communications Enabling Shared Understanding

WS-09: Workshop on Information-Centric Networking Solutions for Real-World Applications (ICN-SRA)

WS-09: Workshop on Information-Centric Networking Solutions for Real-World Applications (ICN-SRA)

Welcome to the IEEE ICC 2020 ICN-SRA Workshop

Internet applications have evolved from the direct end-to-end data delivery model represented by applications like telnet to an information-centric usage model represented by applications ranging from virtual and augmented reality to data collection from large scale IoT deployment. Such a dramatic shift in application patterns is particularly challenging to the existing IP model given the mismatch between IP’s host-centric approach to networking and the content-centric approach embraced by applications today. Furthermore, the recently reported serious security incidents in the Internet expose serious architectural deficiency in the deployed Internet.

The Information-Centric Networking (ICN) paradigm and its realization through Named Data Networking (NDN) have emerged in recent years with the promise of providing efficient, resilient and secure communication services for today’s and future applications. ICN/NDN has evolved from the basic research phase to the applied research and trial deployment phase to address real world problems including industrial control systems, Internet of Things (IoT), scientific applications, as well as tactical network environments. The core building blocks of ICN/NDN include application-defined hierarchical naming, built-in security support, and stateful forwarding which enables network intelligence, native support for multicast and scalable content dissemination. These ICN/NDN features enable more efficient and secure communication, better resilience to challenging network dynamics, while improving latency and data delivery.

The objective of this workshop is to highlight recent research, development, and evaluation of ICN/NDN in real world applications as well as stimulate more discussions in this area. The workshop has a particular interest in real world applications of ICN/NDN in challenging communication environments, where IP-based solutions are excessively complex or simply do not work. This workshop will offer a venue for researchers from both industry and academia to demonstrate their recent progress in applying ICN/NDN in this problem space as well as identify potential opportunities and research gaps.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: January 20, 2020 February 1, 2020 (Extended)

  • Acceptance/rejection announcement: February 20, 2020 March 11, 2020

  • Final workshop papers due: March 1, 2020 March 25, 2020


This workshop is organized in cooperation with Committee on Information-Centric Networking, Communications Society, IEICE.