TKI LTR Information-Centric Networking

At the basis of the current Internet lies the concept of setting up point-to-point communication links between endpoints, comparable to the telephone networks from which the Internet originated at the time.

The fundamental idea is that by addressing a specific endpoint, in the case of the Internet via an IP address, a connection to that node can be established, and then communication with it is possible.

In a world where distribution is one of the most dominant use cases for the Internet, and much of the data distributed is interesting to a large group, the efficiency of the connection and device-oriented model of today's Internet is a serious issue.

Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is a collective term for a group of technologies with the aim of evolving the current Internet infrastructure from a device/server-oriented paradigm to a more data-oriented paradigm. Instead of addressing endpoints via IP, the addressing of data itself is central to ICN.

Named chunks

By dividing data into so-called chunks, and giving each of these chunks a unique name, it is possible to retrieve data directly, without the primary question being where it is located. A paradigm shift from 'where' to 'what'.

Within the ICN project named chunks are central. In doing so, they fulfil the role of IP in today's Internet. This data-oriented approach offers great advantages for the scalability and efficiency of the Internet. By using named chunks it is possible to cache chunks for every node, including routers and switches, with potentially higher efficiency as a result

This call is closed

The projects have been awarded, at the bottom of this page the current projects.

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Phase: Closed
Organisation: TNO
Ending call: 15 December 2018


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