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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.

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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

First public release of NDN Forwarding Daemon (NFD)

We are pleased to announce the initial public release (version 0.2.0) of the NDN Forwarding Daemon (NFD). NFD is a network forwarder that implements the Named Data Networking (NDN) protocol. More details about NFD, release notes, HOWTOs, a FAQ and other useful resources are available at NFD’s official webpage.

Also available is the NFD developer’s guide, which provides a detailed description of the implementation internals.

An important goal of NFD is to support the broader community to experiment with the NDN architecture. Thus, the current release emphasizes modularity and extensibility over performance to allow easy experimentation with new protocol features, algorithms, data structures and applications. We invite all interested parties to experiment with the existing code and submit their contributions to NFD Redmine or directly to Gerrit Code Review in terms of new architecture features and performance improvements.

More detailed information about the NFD release

The NFD Team.

NDNcomm 2014: 1st NDN community meeting

We are pleased to announce the first NDNcomm meeting, hosted by UCLA on September 4-5, 2014. This two-day meeting, the first in a series of meetings, will provide an opportunity to discuss existing capabilities and potential opportunities for the NDN software platform to serve the scientific research community.

Our goals for this meeting are (to be refined based on community input):

  1. elaborate on the current state of the NDN software platform and supporting libraries and applications
  2. describe state of current operational NDN testbed, and how to participate
  3. showcase external research using the NDN software platform and testbed
  4. debate existing and proposed functionality to support security and privacy at different layers of the architecture
  5. share examples of educational use of NDN, including tutorial material
  6. provide a forum to guide the evolution of the NDN architecture, key implementation artifacts including APIs, and to provide feedback proposing potential changes based on implementation and deployment experience
  7. discuss a vision/roadmap for the community interested in advancing NDN deployment and usability, and how to accelerate deployment, both from research and commercial perspectives
  8. provide an opportunity for interested members of the community to engage in hands-on-training to use NDN software or testbed platforms

If you think you are interested in participating, see the NDNcomm 2014 page for more details and registration.