Information-Centric Networking Research Group (ICNRG)

This is the Wiki for the IRTF ICN Research Group (ICNRG).

ICNRG Administrative Information

Contact ICNRG chairs

Börje Ohlman, Dirk Kutscher, Dave Oran

ICNRG Documents and Presentation Material


Informational RFCs

  • RFC 7476 Information-Centric Networking: Baseline Scenarios (was draft-irtf-icnrg-scenarios)
    • A document that defines reference baseline scenarios to enable performance comparisons between different approaches.
  • RFC 7927 Information-Centric Networking (ICN) Research Challenges (was draft-icnrg-challenges)
    • This document describes current research challenges in ICN, including naming, security, routing, system scalability, mobility management, wireless networking, transport services, in-network caching, and network management.
  • RFC 7933 Adaptive Video Streaming over ICN (was draft-irtf-icrng-videostreaming)
    • A document that describes key issues of video streaming in ICN and considers how the current video streaming should be modified in an ICN architecture.
  • RFC 7945 "Information-Centric Networking: Evaluation and Security Considerations" (was draft-irtf-icnrg-evaluation-methodology)
    • This document presents a number of considerations regarding evaluating Information-Centric Networking (ICN) and sheds some light on the impact of ICN on network security. It also surveys the evaluation tools currently available to researchers in the ICN area and provides suggestions regarding methodology and metrics.

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ICNRG current work items

ICNRG discussion items / Potential future work items

  • ICN Routing here we list research issues related to ICN routing and related research papers.

Other ICNRG documents

For complete list, see


Running Code

ICNRG Design Teams and Side meeting materials

CCNx-TWG Side meetings

Upcoming ICNRG events

ICNRG Interim Meeting @ IETF 104 Prague, 24 Mar 2019

Final Agenda, ICNRG Interim 2019-1 Prague, Sunday March 24

  • Chairs Intro: Agenda Bashing, Minutes taker, Bluesheets, Status (15 min)
    • ACM ICN 2019 Announcements
    • Plan for the day
  • A keyword-based naming for in-network computing - Onur Ascigil (25 Mins)
  • Pub-Sub with ICN - Thomas Schmidt (25 mins)
  • Efficient Blockchain access via ICN - Niels van Adrichem (25 min)
  • Finalizing Disaster Draft - Jan Seedorf (10 mins)
  • NRS Documents Update - Jungha Hong (15 mins)
  • NDN Tools Overview, Status, and future plans - Jeff Thompson (30 mins)
  • NFN Update - Christopher Scherb (20 minutes)
  • Broadcast-only communication models - Christian Tschudin (30 mins)
  • Summary of Berkeley CFN workshop - Cedric Westphal (30 mins)
  • Discussion of management tools (60 mins):
    • Introduction - Dave Oran (10 mins)
    • Ping & Traceroute - Dave Oran (10 mins)
    • CCNinfo - Hitoshi Asaeda (20 mins)
    • Associated technical issues/questions on Interest steering we hope to get a discussion on where the various tools are useful, how to combine them, what is missing, and how we get real measurement experience to guide future work.

Registration for ICNRG interim meeting

Please register for the interim meeting.

# Name Affiliation Email Arriving Departing Hotel Comments
1 Börje Ohlman Ericsson Research Borje dot Ohlman at ericsson dot com Saturday Friday Hilton Prague
2 Dirk Kutscher Huawei ietf at dkutscher dot net
3 Dave Oran Network Systems Research & Design daveoran at orandom dot net Saturday Saturday Hilton Prague
4 Jeff Thompson UCLA jefft0 at remap dot ucla dot edu
5 Onur Ascigil UCL o dot ascigil at ucl dot ac dot uk
6 Cenk Gündoğan Hamburg University cenk dot guendogan at haw-hamburg dot de
7 Jan Seedorf HFT Stuttgart jan dot seedorf at hft-stuttgart dot de
8 Niels van Adrichem TNO niels dot vanadrichem at tno dot nl
9 Matthias Wählisch FU Berlin m.waehlisch at fu-berlin dot de
10 Thomas Schmidt HAW Hamburg at haw-hamburg dot de
11 Marie-Jose Montpetit MIT marie at mjmontpetit dot com
12 Hitoshi Asaeda NICT asaeda at nict dot go dot jp
13 Ruidong Li NICT lrd at nict dot go dot jp
14 Jungha Hong ETRI jhong at etri dot re dot kr
15 Yong-Geun Hong ETRI yghong at etri dot re dot kr
16 Eve Schooler Intel eve dot m dot schooler at intel dot com Saturday Friday Hilton Prague
17 Christian Tschudin U of Basel christian dott tschudin at unibas dottt ch Saturday Monday
18 Mauro Sardara Cisco Systems msardara at cisco dot com Saturday Sunday Hilton Prague
19 Christopher Scherb U of Basel christopher dott scherb at unibas dottt ch Saturday Monday
20 Claudio Marxer U of Basel claudio dott marxer at unibas dottt ch Saturday Monday
21 Cedric Westphal Huawei cedric dott westphal at huawei dott com Saturday Wednesday Hilton
x N N Affiliation xxx at org dot domain

We are still looking for someone to sponsor refreshments for the Sunday interim (Prague is a relatively cheap place for this…).

ICNRG regular meeting @ IETF 104 Prague, 23 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

Regular meeting Agenda:

  • Chairs Intro: Agenda Bashing, Minutes taker, Bluesheets, Status (5 min)
    • Summary of Sunday Interim
    • CCNx Drafts to RFC editor
    • Deployment Draft finished IRSG poll
    • ACM ICN 2019 Announcements
  • HopAuth (Hop-by-Hop Authentication with Suspension Chain Model) - Ruidong Li (15 mins)
  • ICNLowPAN Update - Cenk Gündoğan (15 mins)
  • Enabling ICN in 3GPP’s 5G NextGen Core Architecture Update - Debashish Purkayastha (15 Mins)
  • Finalizing the Terminology Draft - Bastiaan Wissingh (10 mins)
  • QoS Treatments - Anil Jangam [remote] (20 mins)
  • Refresher on Flow Classification [tentative] - Dave Oran (15 mins)
  • QoS for Constrained Environments - Cenk Gündoğan (15 mins)
  • EU Open Call for Next Gen Internet (5 mins)
  • Chairs Wrapup: (5 min)
    • Planning for next ICNRG meetings
    • Interim at IETF 105 Montreal?

Past ICNRG meetings

All agendas, meeting materials and minutes of past ICNRG meetings can be found at:

Related Events

Past events

Related RFCs

Related Information

Here we list ICN overview articles and tutorials:

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Related Research Projects

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ICN evaluation tools and testbeds

Here you can find a listing of ICN evaluation tools and testbeds, please see IcnEvaluationAndTestbeds

Older Material

Older presentations, drafts that are not part of any meeting proceedings can be found in our archive.

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