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 105 Montreal, 21st July 2019

Refreshments during the breaks is kindly provided by Network Systems Research & Design.

Sunday meeting: Proposed agenda

  • Chairs Intro: Agenda Bashing, Minutes taker, Bluesheets, Status (5 min)
  • "Push it - update 1" - Christian Tschudin
  • Discussion on ICN Selectors
  • NDN updates - Lixia Zhang
  • ICN & Disruption Tolerance
  • ICN and Decentralization
  • ICN & QoS (continuing last meeting’s discussion)
  • Update on NRS documents
  • ...

Agenda proposals are invited. Please send your proposals to the mailing list or directly to the chairs.

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 Friday Friday Fairmont
2 Dirk Kutscher Huawei ietf at dkutscher dot net
3 Dave Oran Network Systems Research & Design daveoran at orandom dot net
4 Christian Tschudin U of Basel chr ist ian dot tsc hud in@ uni bas .ch
5 Matthias Waehlisch FU Berlin m.waehlisch at fu-berlin dot de
6 Thomas C. Schmidt HAW Hamburg at haw-hamburg dot de
7 Jan Seedorf HFT STuttgart jan dot seedorf at hft-stuttgart dot de
x N N Affiliation xxx at org dot domain

ICNRG regular meeting @ IETF 105 Montreal, 20-26 July 2019

Regular meeting: Proposed Agenda

  • Chairs Intro: Agenda Bashing, Minutes taker, Bluesheets, Status (5 min)
    • Summary of Sunday Interim
    • ICNRG Drafts - Status
    • ACM ICN 2019 Announcement
  • ‘ICN over 5G’ - Dirk Trossen (Regular meeting)
  • ‘IP-over-ICN-5GLAN’ - Dirk Trossen (Regular meeting)
  • Update to the CCNinfo draft - Hitoshi Asaeda (Regular meeting)
  • ...
  • Chairs Wrapup: (5 min)
    • Planning for next ICNRG meetings
      • Interim at ACM ICN 2019
      • Interim at IETF 106 Singapore?

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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