Summer School

 

Summer School on Information Centric Networking

Scope & Topic

Punting in Cambridge

The current Internet is end-point-centric which is contributing to a number of its problems, such as SPAM, DoS attacks, and poor performance in the distribution of digital media. However, the net­work is usually used to retrieve information rather than to contact computers. In information-centric networking, information (rather than computers) is named and addressed.

Hosted at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory in August and September 2011, the PURSUIT summer school was organized by the PURSUIT project, which is researching information-centric networking from the point of view of the publish/subscribe paradigm. PURSUIT have defined a complete internet working architecture based on pub/sub and implemented a working prototype of its central parts (including the Blackadder end host) and also have a wire-speed implementation of a forwarding engine built using NetFPGA boards.

Programme

Targeted primarily at PhD students, but also attended by Master’s students, senior researchers, and others seriously interested in information-centric networking, the Summer School program included hands-on sessions with the Blackadder prototype and NetFPGA as well as top-level speakers from outside the project. The social event took place on Wednesday, 31.08.2011 with a dinner at the Three Horseshoes in Madingley (nearby Cambridge).

Monday
29.08.11
Noon:
Registration
Afternoon: Why Future Internet Research?
- Need for Scalable Multicast - XTreeNet at AT&T (K. K. Ramakrishnan, AT&T)
- Opportunity is the Mother of Invention: How Data Centric Networking
Software Architecture was necessitated by the Extreme Ad Hoc
Communications Context
(Jon Crowcroft, Cambridge University) (Video)
- Marrying Information Dissemination and Computation (Dirk Trossen, Cambridge University) (Video)
Tuesday
30.08.11
Morning:
Congestion Control and Optimization (Steven Low, CalTech) (Video part 1 & Video part 2)
Afternoon:
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Exploring a Framework for developing the Future Internet: Lessons from the Y-Comm Architecture (Glenford Mapp, Middlesex University) (Video)
- Security through OBSCURE IT (Andrian Waller, Thales Group) (Video)
- Information-centric networking in Assistive Healthcare (Dirk Trossen, Cambridge University) (Video)
Wednesday
31.08.11
Morning:
PURSUIT architecture and Technologies
- Applications and requirements (Arto Karila, Aalto-HIIT) (Video)
- Architecture (Dirk Trossen, Cambridge University) (Video)
- LIPSIN Forwarding (Jimmy Kjallman, Ericsson) (Video)
- Mobility (George Xylomenos, AUEB) (Video)
Afternoon:
Hands-on session with prototype (George Parisis, Cambridge University) (Video)
Thursday
01.09.11
Morning:
NetFPGA introduction (Andrew Moore, Cambridge University) (Video)
Afternoon:
Hands-on session (Andrew Moore, Cambridge University)
Friday
02.09.11
Morning:
Network Economics course (Dirk Trossen, Cambridge University) (Video)
Noon:
Conclusions of the summer school

During the event, lectures and hands-on sessions were recorded for later dissemination. The video material is linked into the programme above upon availability.

Check out our promotion video from the event!

Additional Course Material

Presentations are being linked into the programme above once becoming available!

There is a twitter hash tag #pursuit2011 which can be used to tweet about the summer school.

Sponsors

CTVC

CTVC

We are proud to welcome CTVC and Ericsson Finland as sponsors for the PURSUIT summer school. We thank for their support to the social events and the overall outcome of the summer school.