A new IRTF research group on Information-Centric Networking (ICNRG) has been chartered.
The distribution and management of named information is already today a major application in the Internet. Information-centric networking (ICN) is an approach to evolve the Internet infrastructure to directly support this use by introducing uniquely named data as a core Internet principle.
SAIL is already actively involved in ICN research, especially within the work package dealing with Network of Information (NetInf).
Dirk Kutscher (NEC) and Börje Ohlman (Ericsson) from SAIL will co-chair the ICNRG together with Dave Oran (Cisco).
The research group will provide a forum for the exchange and analysis of ICN research ideas and proposals, and the main objective of the ICNRG is to couple ongoing ICN research with solutions that are relevant for evolving the Internet at large. The ICNRG will provide an excellent platform for disseminating SAIL results on ICN.
Charter and participation information can be found at http://irtf.org/icnrg.