A workshop on Information-centric Networking, ICN2012, was held at SIGCOMM 2012 which took place in Helsinki, Finland August 13-17, 2012. With over 80 participants it was the second most popular workshop at the conference, beaten only by the workshop on Software Defined Networking (SDN), which is currently the most hyped area in networking research.
At the workshop 16 high quality papers were presented (the acceptance rate was below 25%). The papers addressed a wide range of ICN research issues including architecture, routing, resource management, forwarding, caching and mobility. There were also papers addressing how ICN technology can be applied in a data center context as well as how to provide access control in an ICN environment.
Two papers got the best paper award and will be re-published in a special issue of Computer Communications Review (CCR). The first paper was a paper Joint Hop-by-hop and Receiver-Driven Interest Control Protocol for Content-Centric Networks, by Carofiglio, et. al. which points to the importance of shaping interest requests in ICN networks. The second awarded paper was Access Control Enforcement Delegation for Information-Centric Networking Architectures, Fotiou, et. al. which proposes a novel approach to do access control in ICN.
All papers of the ICN2012 workshop are available at: http://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2012/icn.php
For more information on ICN in general, please refer to:
IRTF ICNRG web page: http://irtf.org/icnrg
Disclosure and disclaimer: I am engaged in SAIL, an ICT project about the Future Internet, on behalf of Ericsson. However the opinions expressed in this post are my personal, and not those of the SAIL project or my employer.