Future Internet: An information-centric perspective

Speaker : Konstantinos Katsaros
Athens University of Economics and Business
Date: 30/11/2011
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: LINCS Meeting Room 40


Although the Internet has been designed as a network for the pairwise communication between end hosts, the current traffic-mix reveals that it is currently used for the massive distribution of information. Based on a host-centric architecture, the Internet serves as a communication infrastructure interconnecting requests to the information itself. In view of this model mismatch, the networking community has started to investigate architectures for a Future Internet many of which revolve around information-centrism. In this talk, we will provide an overview of the emerging Information-Centric Networking (ICN) paradigm, highlighting its main features and discussing the ways it offers a promising alternative to the current Internet architecture. We will take a close look at the current ICN research efforts, including our work in the field, and point out their commonalities and key differences. Finally, we will identify key research challenges in the area, fostering further discussion on the topic.

Biography: Konstantinos Katsaros received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 2003, 2005 and 2010 respectively from the Department of Computer Science, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. His PhD thesis was on content distribution and mobility support in the context of the Information-Centric Networking (ICN) paradigm. His current research is also in the area of ICN, focusing on scalable information discovery and name resolution, policy compliant routing, packet-level caching and multipath routing. He has also worked in the areas of multicast and broadcast service provision over next generation cellular networks, mobile grid computing and cognitive radio.