The report for the Second NDN Community Meeting (NDNcomm 2015) is available online now. The meeting, held at UCLA in Los Angeles, California on September 28-29, 2015, provided a platform for attendees from 63 institutions across 13 countries to exchange 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 workshop was partially supported by the National Science Foundation CNS-1345286, CNS-1345318, and CNS-1457074. 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.]
The materials from the NDN Tutorial (on “Synchronization and Security”) at ACM ICN 2015 in San Francisco, are now available on the tutorials page.
NDN Hackathon: 26-27 September 2015
This weekend will be first NDN hackathon scheduled prior to the upcoming NDNcomm 2015. Details can be found on the NDN Hackathon Participants Guide.
NDNcomm 2015: 28-29 September 2015
The NDN Community Meeting (NDNcomm 2015) will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 28-29, 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. The main NDNcomm event will be livestreamed on Day 1 (Monday) and Day 2 (Tuesday). Slides submitted from speakers will eventually be posted to the NDNcomm 2015 agenda, and additional information will be posted to the NDNcomm 2015 site.
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NDNcomm Registration is closing soon. Registrants after August 22, 2015 will likely be unable to present at NDNcomm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: