NDNCOMM 2015 / HACKATHON

NDNCOMM 2015 / HACKATHON

2nd NDN Community Meeting (NDNcomm) and Hackathon to be held in Los Angeles, September 26-29.
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TUTORIAL VIDEOS

TUTORIAL VIDEOS

Watch tutorial videos about the NDN project and NDN technologies.
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THE NDN TESTBED IS GROWING

THE NDN TESTBED IS GROWING

The NDN research testbed is a shared resource created for research purposes, that now includes nodes in Asia and Europe.
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NDN VIDEO FAQ

NDN VIDEO FAQ

Questions about NDN answered on video by faculty, students, staff researchers, and colleagues.
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NDNcomm 2015 and hackathon: Registration closing soon

NDNcomm Registration is closing soon. Please register by August 22, 2015.

NDNcomm 2015: 28-29 September 2015

The NDN Community Meeting (NDNcomm 2015) in the last week of September 2015, hosted by the University of California Los Angeles. This two-day meeting will provide an opportunity for the community to exchange research experience and results, to discuss the current state and future directions of the NDN architecture, and to identify remaining issues.

NDNcomm 2015 will be held in the Little Theater, Macgowan Hall, UCLA. All interested are invited to register for NDNcomm 2015 as soon as possible.

NDNcomm Hackathon: 26-27 September 2015

We are excited to announce the first NDN hackathon scheduled prior to the upcoming NDNcomm 2015. The organizers welcome participants across all experience levels and are reaching out to the community for project suggestions. If you have an idea for a project, please email ndncomm2015-hackathon@named-data.net

Project representatives will pitch their ideas to hackathon attendees and act as guides/mentors. We also plan projects suitable for NDN newcomers. Please stay tuned to http://www.caida.org/workshops/ndn/1509/#hackathon.

International visitors: visa invitation letter

For international attendees: Please be aware that in order to attend NDNcomm 2015 you may need a visa to enter the United States. We encourage you to contact the Consular Section of the Embassy or Consulate near your location to determine how to apply, and the likely time required for the process of visa issuance. NDNcomm 2015 has no influence over the issuance of a visa.
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NDN Project Monthly Newsletter for July 2015

The NDN project team compiles and publishes this newsletter monthly to inform the community about recent activities, technical news, meetings, publications, presentations, code releases, and upcoming events. You can find these newsletters posted on the Named Data Networking Project blog.

Community Outreach

  • Plans continue for the NDN Community Meeting (NDNcomm 2015) at the University of California at Los Angeles campus in the Little Theater, Macgowan Hall, UCLA on 28-29 September 2015. Registration is open on the website.
  • Hackathon: 26-27 September 2015. We are excited to announce the first NDN hackathon scheduled prior to the upcoming NDNcomm 2015. The organizers welcome participants across all experience levels and are reaching out to the community for project suggestions. If you have an idea for a project, please email ndncomm2015-hackathon@named-data.net
  • Project representatives will pitch their ideas to hackathon attendees and act as guides/mentors. We also plan projects suitable for NDN newcomers. Please stay tuned to http://www.caida.org/workshops/ndn/1509/#hackathon. We hope to see you in LA!

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NDN Project Monthly Newsletter for June 2015

The NDN project team compiles and publishes this newletter monthly to inform the community about recent activities, technical news, meetings, publications, presentations, code releases, and upcoming events. You can find these newsletters posted on the Named Data Networking Project blog.

Community Outreach

  • This month we welcome Juniper Networks to the NDN Consortium.
  • Save the date: We will host the second NDN Community Meeting (NDNComm 2015) at the University of California at Los Angeles campus in the Little Theater, Macgowan Hall, UCLA on 28-29 September 2015. We plan to hold a Hackathon on Sunday 27 September preceding the meeting. We plan to hold a Hackathon on Sunday 27 September preceding the meeting. Registration is now open.

Technical News

  • The NDN Testbed added two new nodes at Verisign and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information to bring the total to 26 nodes. Currently we have nodes in 9 different countries. You can see the current status of the testbed and the real time bandwidth usage online.
  • We announced the release of version 0.2.1 of Named Data Link State Routing Protocol (NLSR). Detailed release notes and more information about NLSR, tutorials, installation and configuration guides, and other useful resources are available on the official webpage of NLSR.

NDN Publications, Presentations, and Technical Reports

  • In June, we posted the NDN Next Phase project annual report. This report catalogs a wide range of our accomplishments during the first year of the NDN Next Phase (NDN-NP) project. This phase of the project is environment-driven, in that we are focusing on deploying and evaluating the NDN architecture in two specific environments: building automation management systems and mobile health, together with a cluster of multimedia collaboration tools.
  • NDN TR-30 Revision 2: Yingdi Yu, Alexander Afanasyev, David Clark, kc claffy, Van Jacobson, and Lixia Zhang. “Schematizing and Automating Trust in Named Data Networking” that describes how NDN automates data authentication into the narrow waist layer using trust schemas.

For more information about the Named Data Networking (NDN) Project please visit http://www.named-data.net/.

NDN-NP Project 2014-2015 Annual Report

We recently published our annual report covering our activities from May 2014 through April 2015. We excerpt the executive summary here, for the entire report see http://named-data.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ndn-ar2015.pdf:

The heart of the current Internet architecture is a simple, universal network layer (IP) which implements all the functionality necessary for global interconnectivity. This thin waist was the key enabler of the Internet’s explosive growth, but its design choice of naming communication endpoints is also the cause of many of today’s persistently unsolved problems. NDN retains the Internet’s hourglass architecture but evolves the thin waist to enable the creation of completely general distribution networks. The core element of this evolution is removing the restriction that packets can only name communication endpoints. As far as the network is concerned, the name in an NDN packet can name anything — an endpoint, a data chunk in a movie or a book, a command to turn on some lights, etc. This conceptually simple change allows NDN networks to use almost all of the Internet’s well-tested engineering properties to solve not only communication problems but also digital distribution and control problems.

Our first four years of NDN design and development efforts (which has a 4-month overlap with NDN-NP) tackled the challenge of turning this vision into an architectural framework capable of solving real problems. Our application-driven architecture development efforts force us to fill in architectural details, and most importantly, verify and shape the architectural direction. We translated our vision to a simple and elegant packet format design, a modular and extensible NDN forwarding daemon, and a set of libraries, including security support, to support application development. These achievements establish a platform that enabled us to tackle new application environments as we stated in the NDN-NP proposal: open mobile health applications, building automation and management systems, and multimedia applications. We achieved all our major milestones for the first year of the NDN-NP project. Highlights include:
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NDNcomm 2015: 2nd NDN community meeting

We are pleased to announce the second NDNcomm meeting, to be hosted by UCLA
on September 28-29, 2015, right before ACM ICN conference in San Francisco
(9/30 – 10/2). This two-day meeting will provide an opportunity for the
community to exchange research experience and results, to discuss the
current state and future directions of the NDN architecture, and to identify
remaining issues. We also plan to hold a Hackathon on Sunday September
27th, the day before the meeting.

Registration is not yet open, but for international visitors: If you think
you are interested in participating, please be aware that in order to attend
NDNcomm 2015 you may need a visa to enter the United States. Attendees are
responsible for attaining their own visas, but we can assist by providing a
letter of invitation if your local consular office requires it. Please
contact ndn-registration@caida.org

NDN Project Monthly Newsletter for May 2015

The NDN project team compiles and publishes this newsletter monthly to inform the community about recent activities, technical news, meetings, publications, presentations, code releases, and upcoming events. You can find these newsletters posted on the Named Data Networking Project blog.

Community Outreach

  • Save the date: We will host the NDN Community Meeting 2015 at the University of California at Los Angeles campus in the Little Theatre of McGowan Hall on 28-29 September 2015. We plan to hold a Hackathon on Sunday 27 September preceding the meeting.

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NDN Project Monthly Newsletter for April 2015

The NDN project team compiles and publishes this newsletter monthly to inform the community about recent activities, technical news, meetings, publications, presentations, code releases, and upcoming events. You can find these newsletters posted on the Named Data Networking Project blog.

Community Outreach

  • PI Christos Papadopoulos presented “Named Data Networking in Climate Research and HEP Applications” at the 21st International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2015). Additionally, a group from Imperial College London presented “Possibilities for Named Data Networking in HEP” whereby they built the NDN platform on Centos7 and built a custom C++ application to provide repository services (“repose”). The application is built against lib-ndncxx to connect it to NDN and to backend filesystem libraries librados (part of Ceph) & libcurl The backends serve files into the NDN namespace from either a conventional POSIX filesystem, Ceph or HTTP source (currently read-only client pending solution for authentication).
  • PI Lixia Zhang visited Peking University (PKU) on April 23 where she presented “Tackling the Challenge of Developing A New Internet Architecture” followed by a long Q&A session. Lixia also visited the Institute of Computer Network and Information System at PKU to hear about their ongoing effort with NDN related research.
  • PIs Jeff Burke and Lixia Zhang visited Tsinghua University on April 24 to attend a mini-NDN workshop, organized by Prof. Dan Pei, where professors and graduate students presented their NDN related projects:
    1. Yet Another View on the Pending Interest Table. By Huichen Dai
    2. Hop-adoptive Storage-forwarding Network. By Prof. Bin Liu
    3. Transform HTTP to NDN: How does NDN support Web Content Delivery? By Zhaogeng Li
    4. Adaptive NDN Video Delivery over WLAN. By Menghan Li
    5. Adaptive NDN Forwarding through probing.

    After the mini-workshop we discussed collaboration with Prof. Dan Pei’s group on the NDNFit project.

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NDN Project Monthly Newsletter for March 2015

The NDN project team compiles and publishes this newsletter monthly to inform the community about recent activities, technical news, meetings, publications, presentations, code releases, and upcoming events. You can find these newsletters posted on the Named Data Networking Project blog.

Community Outreach

  • NDN-NP project PI, Lixia Zhang, and Postdoctoral Fellow, Alex Afanasyev, participated in the IETF Information-Centric Networking Research Group (ICNRG) Interim Meeting in Dallas, TX on 22 March. See below for details and a pointer to slides.

Technical News

NDN Publications, Presentations, and Technical Reports

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NDN Project Monthly Newsletter for February 2015

The NDN project team compiles and publishes this newsletter monthly to inform the community about recent activities, technical news, meetings, publications, presentations, code releases, and upcoming events. You can find these newsletters posted in the Named Data Network’s Monthly Newsletters.

Community Outreach

We posted two new NDN FAQ videos:

  1. Lan Wang, Associate Professor of Computer Science at University of Memphis answers the question, “What routing strategies are being explored for NDN?
  2. David Clark, Senior Research Scientist at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab addresses the question, “Why should future internet architecture research be application driven?

See all the NDN FAQ videos at: https://vimeo.com/channels/ndnvfaq

Technical News

  • We announced the release of version 0.3.0 of Named Data Networking Forwarding Daemon (NFD) and ndn-cxx library.

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Report from the 1st NDN Community Meeting (NDNcomm)

The report for the 1st NDN Community Meeting (NDNcomm) is available online now. This report, “The First Named Data Networking Community Meeting (NDNcomm)“, is a brief summary of the first NDN Community Meeting held at UCLA in Los Angeles, California on September 4-5, 2014. The meeting provided a platform for the attendees from 39 institutions across seven countries to exchange their recent NDN research and development results, to debate existing and proposed functionality in security support, and to provide feedback into the NDN architecture design evolution.

The workshop was supported by the National Science Foundation CNS-1457074, CNS-1345286, and CNS-1345318. We thank the NDNcomm Program Committee members for their effort of putting together an excellent program. We thank all participants for their insights and feedback at the workshop.