IEEE International Conference on Communications
20-24 May 2018 // Kansas City, MO, USA
Communications for Connecting Humanity

Call For Papers

Internet communication has evolved from the end-to-end model represented by applications like telnet and towards the content distribution model represented by applications like video streaming and file sharing. Such dramatic shift is particularly challenging to the existing IP model given the mismatch between its host-centric approach to networking and the content-centric approach embraced by today’s applications. The recently emerged Information-Centric Networking (ICN) paradigm and its most prominent realization Named Data Networking (NDN) provide an efficient communication model for today’s and future applications. Within the last few years, ICN/NDN has evolved from the basic research phase and into the applied research phase to address real world problems including industrial control systems, scientific applications, as well as tactical network environments. The core building blocks of ICN/NDN provide features such as application-defined hierarchical naming, built-in security, stateful forwarding (which enables network intelligence and packet loop suppression), in-network caching, and organic multicast support. These ICN/NDN features enable more efficient communication, better resilience to challenging network dynamics, and improved 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.

Call for Papers (PDF)

Topics of Interest

Original papers are welcome on (but not limited to) experimental validation of Information Centric Networking/Named Data Networking solutions for the following real world applications:

  • ICN/NDN applications for Internet-of-Things
  • ICN/NDN applications for smart vehicles
  • ICN/NDN applications for Smart Grid and other critical infrastructure
  • ICN/NDN for content dissemination
  • ICN/NDN applications for mobility support
  • Social networking applications.
  • ICN/NDN applications on Real-time audio and video communications
  • ICN/NDN for infrastructure sharing
  • ICN/NDN applications within disaster scenarios and contested environments
  • ICN/NDN routing for challenged communication environments
  • Supporting high assurance ICN applications in challenged communication environments
  • Real deployment and case studies of ICN in challenged communication environments
  • QoS-aware NDN functionalities for challenged communication environments
  • Efficient and effective ICN caching policies for challenged communication environments
  • Modeling, analysis and characterization of ICN/NDN functionalities in challenged communication network

Important Deadlines

  • Paper submission deadline: January 3, 2018
  • Notification to authors: February 21, 2018
  • Final paper due: March 5, 2018