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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.

Experimental RFCs

  • RFC 8569 "Content-Centric Networking (CCNx) Semantics "
    • This document describes the core concepts of the Content-Centric Networking (CCNx) architecture and presents a network protocol based on two messages: Interests and Content Objects.
  • RFC 8609 " Content-Centric Networking (CCNx) Messages in TLV Format "
    • This document specifies the encoding of CCNx messages in a TLV packet format, including the TLV types used by each message element and the encoding of each value.

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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 in MACAU, following ACM ICN 2019 Conference ( 27 September 2019

  • Date: Friday, 27 September 2019
  • Time: 09:30-17:30
  • Location: Univeristy of Macau (ICN Conference Venue) - NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!
  • Room: Building N21, G012
  • Etherpad for notes:
  • Meeting Materials: T

Sponsor solicited for Refreshments during the breaks.

Proposed Agenda Items:

  • TouchNDN Workshop Debrief - Jeff Burke
  • ICNLoWPAN - Cenk
  • QoS for IoT - Cenk
  • FlowBalance draft - Dave Oran
  • hICN update
  • ICN over LoRa - Dirk Kutscher
  • Follow-up discussions from the conference
  • Hackathon in Singapore?

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 24-Sep 28-Sep St. Regis
2 Dirk Kutscher Emden University ietf at dkutscher dot net
3 Dave Oran Network Systems Research and Design daveoran at orandom dot net 24-Sep 28-Sep St. Regis
4 Thomas Schmidt HAW Hamburg t dot schmidt at haw-hamburg dot de
5 Matthias Wählisch FU Berlin m dot waehlisch at fu-berlin dot de
6 Peter Kietzmann HAW Hamburg peter dot kietzmann at haw-hamburg dot de
7 Cenk Gündoğan HAW Hamburg cenk dot guendogan at haw-hamburg dot de
8 Tian Song Beijing Institute of Technology songtian at bit dot edu dot cn September 24 September 27 Holiday Inn
9 Yating Yang Beijing Institute of Technology yangyating at bit dot edu dot cn September 24 September 27 Holiday Inn
10 Namseok Ko ETRI nsko at etri dot re dot kr September 24 September 27
11 Christian Tschudin U of Basel first dot last @ unibas dot ch September 24 September 27
x N N Affiliation xxx at org dot domain

ICNRG regular meeting @ IETF 106 Singapore, 17-22 November 2019

"Note: we do not plan to have an Interim all-day meeting in Singapore, since we will have met in Hong Kong less than 2 months earlier"

Regular meeting: Proposed Agenda

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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