Summer School on Information Centric Networking
Scope & Topic
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.
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).
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
- MAD: Extended Version of Infocom 2009 paper (XTreeNet Presentation)
- XTreeNet publication at WCW 2005 (XTreeNet Presentation)
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.