The recent ACM Computer Communication Review (CCR) in July 2012 featured an article that combines Turing’s fundamental work in Computer Science with recent advances in convex optimisation, establishing information-centric concepts as the ones enabling layered architectures that are robust yet cater to the fragile nature that often occurs in the Internet.
This work is a more unusual outcome of our architectural thinking within the PURSUIT project. It connects to work by Prof. John Doyle in the space of optimisation theory, although starting from Alan Turing’s fundamental 1936 theorem to proof the Entscheidungsproblem. The work connects, albeit unproven, dots laid out by these fundamental pieces of work and leads to formulate design concepts that are at the heart of layered architectures. It is here that information-centric concepts and our work in PURSUIT comes to fruition.
In case such unusual viewpoint on ICN and its potential for a wider impact on architectures in general, check out the article.