Newsletter

Named Data Networking (NDN) Project Holiday Newsletter for November/December 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

  • We published the “The Second Named Data Networking Community Meeting (NDNcomm 2015)“, a brief summary of the second NDN Community Meeting held at UCLA in Los Angeles, California on September 28-29, 2015. The meeting provided a platform for the attendees from 49 institutions across 13 countries to exchange their recent NDN research and development results, to debate existing and proposed functionality in NDN forwarding, routing, and security, and to provide feedback to the NDN architecture design evolution.
  • The NDN project team has submitted a Letter of Intent to the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research (I/UCRC) program, to explore this as a potential evolutionary path for the NDN consortium, as discussed at the last consortium meeting. According to the RFP, this program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. “The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from the [NSF] and are primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center.” See more information on the program. The project team plans to submit a planning grant to the July 11, 2016 deadline and encourages current and prospective members to contact us with any questions, concerns, ideas and expressions of interest about the program. We have received positive feedback from NSF to encourage the planning proposal submission.

Technical News

  • The NDN Testbed has grown to 28 Nodes with 66 links. Since our last newsletter, two new countries connected to the NDN Testbed. We added nodes at COPELABS (Cognition and People Centric Computing) at University of Lusofona in Portugal and at the University of Indonesia, Depok Indonesia. The NDN Testbed now spans 11 countries: USA, Switzerland, China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Portugal, and Spain. See the latest map with bandwidth usage.
  • We announced the release of Mini-NDN v0.1.1. Mini-NDN is a lightweight networking emulation tool that enables testing, experimentation, and research on the NDN platform. Mini-NDN uses the NDN libraries, NFD, NLSR, and tools released by the NDN project to emulate an NDN network on a single system. See the detailed release notes with new features, changes, and bug fixes.More information about Mini-NDN, tutorials, installation and configuration guides, and documentation are available at the Mini-NDN Github repository.

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NDN Project Monthly Newsletter for October 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 Van Jacobson presented the keynote at the 2nd ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2015). PI Jeff Burke sat on a panel that discussed ICN roadmaps for the next two years.  See the full program and papers for details.
  • For those who missed the NDN Community Meeting (NDNComm 2015) held last month at the University of California at Los Angeles campus, you can view most of the slides online. You can view the presentations on YouTube: Day 1 (Sept 28) Livestream and Day 2 (Sept 29) Livestream.We will publish a report summarizing the meeting soon.

Technical News

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NDN Project Monthly Newsletter for September 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

  • NDNComm2015: This month we hosted over 100 people from 63 institutions and 13 countries at the NDN Community Meeting (NDNComm 2015) held at the University of California at Los Angeles campus in the Little Theater, Macgowan Hall, UCLA on 28-29 September 2015. They participated in presentations, breakout discussions, posters and panels. To view the presentations, view the archived live streams linked below. We will publish a report summarizing the meeting soon. You can view most of the presentation slides at http://www.caida.org/workshops/ndn/1509/.
  • Preceding NDNComm 2015, we held the first NDN Hackathon: 26-27 September 2015. 25 participants selected 7 projects out of 19 submissions. For a complete list of projects, and the winning project, please see http://ndncomm.github.io/

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NDN Project Monthly Newsletter for August 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 and agenda continue to firm up for the NDN Community Meeting (NDNcomm 2015) to be held at the University of California at Los Angeles campus in the Little Theater, MacGowan Hall, UCLA on 28-29 September 2015. Those interested are still invited to register for NDNcomm 2015, but we will likely be unable to support further requests to present.
  • 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 see the Call for Projects and email Steve DiBenedetto (dibenede@cs.colostate.edu).

    Project representatives will pitch their ideas to hackathon attendees and act as guides/mentors. We also plan projects suitable for NDN newcomers. Please stay refer to the NDNcomm 2015 Hackathon Participant Guide. We hope to see you in LA!

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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 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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