First ICNRG meeting

The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) has recently formed a research group on Information-centric Networking (ICNRG).

The group had its first official meeting at the IETF meeting which was held in Vancouver, Canada, July 29-August 3, 2012. The meeting was well attended with around 100 participants.

The ICNRG group is chaired by Börje Ohlman (Ericsson), Dave Oran (Cisco) and Dirk Kutscher (NEC). Both Börje and Dirk are part of the SAIL project NetInf workpackage.

At the meeting Stephen Farrell from SAIL presented the proposed ICN naming scheme ‘ni’, which standardize how to use hashes to name information objects. For details please see

Other topics presented at the meeting was ‘Name Resolution & Routing‘, ‘Resource Management‘ and ‘Deployments and Applications‘. Presenters represented major vendors, ISPs as well as academia.

For more information please refer to:

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.

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