International Conference
on Wired & Wireless
Internet Communications
Thessaloniki, Greece
May 25-27th 2016
Keynote Speakers
  • Scott Burleigh
    USA  NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), USA
  • "Delay-Tolerant Information-Centric Networking"

    Research into the architecture eventually named “Delay-Tolerant Networking” (DTN) began in 1998 and was first reported in IEEE Communications Magazine in June of 2003. Work on the concept of “Information-Centric Networking” (ICN) has arguably even deeper roots, as the first Stanford technical report on Translating Relaying Internet Architecture integrating Active Directories (TRIAD) was released in January of 2000. These two research initiatives have some objectives in common, but the approaches taken to realize those objectives have historically been dramatically different. In this talk we will examine the proposition that an alignment of these divergent efforts might yield network structures that combine the strengths of both. An early DTN development milestone – yet to be reached – that was virtually a detailed prescription for ICN functionality will be reviewed. Prominent candidate ICN architectures will be briefly surveyed and salient requirements for success in ICN will be abstracted from the features of those architectures. Finally, a new candidate ICN architecture based on DTN, addressing those requirements, will be discussed.

  • Brief Bio

    Scott Burleigh is a Principal Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where he has been developing flight mission software since 1986. In 1988-1989 Mr. Burleigh developed one of the Laboratory's earliest Internet-enabled systems, a data distribution server that supported near-real-time analysis of science instrument data returned from the Voyager 2 encounter with the planet Neptune. Later, in the mid-1990s, Mr. Burleigh co-authored the specification for the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) File Delivery Protocol (CFDP), an international standard for file transfer over interplanetary distances. Mr. Burleigh developed the first implementation of CFDP, which was adapted for operational use on JPL's Deep Impact comet exploration mission.

    A member of the Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) Research Group of the Internet Research Task Force, Mr. Burleigh is a co-author of the DTN Architecture definition (Internet RFC 4838). He is also a co-author of the specification for the DTN Bundle Protocol (BP, Internet RFC 5050) supporting automated data forwarding through a network of intermittently connected nodes. In addition, he is a co-author of the specifications for the Licklider Transmission Protocol (LTP, Internet RFCs 5325 through 5327) supporting data block transmission reliability at the data link layer.

    Mr. Burleigh leads the development and maintenance of implementations of BP and LTP that are designed for integration into deep space mission flight software, with the long-term goal of enabling deployment of a delay-tolerant Solar System Internet. The initial exercise of these protocol implementations on an operational spacecraft occurred during the Deep Impact Network (DINET) experiment conducted in interplanetary space during October and November of 2008. The same software is soon to be in continuous operation on the International Space Station and is offered on SourceForge as open source code. Mr. Burleigh has received the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal and four NASA Space Act Board Awards for his work on the design and implementation of these communication protocols.

  • George Pavlou
    UK  University College London (UCL), UK
  • "Information-Centric Networking Support for Mobile Multimedia Services: Overview, State and Challenges"

    Information-Centric Networking (ICN), also referred to as content-centric, content-aware or data-oriented networking, is seen as an emerging paradigm that tries to re-focus communications, centering on content access rather than on host-to-host interaction as is the case today. The proliferation of user-generated content and the fact that the vast majority of interactions over the Internet concern media content access has led researchers to think of new communication models in which information/content comes on center stage and is accessed by name in a location-independent fashion; in addition, content chunks are cached in network routers, providing localized access, reducing overall network load and avoiding flash-crowd situations. The resulting communications paradigm is receiver-driven, with "time-phased" multicasting and access to content from in-network caches being the norm. ICN can gracefully support mobility and multicast, being particularly suited for delivering mobile multimedia services in new environments such as 5G. This presentation will provide an overview of information-centric networking, it will present the state-of-the-art in the relevant research activities and will consider the current trends and challenges, focusing in particular on mobile multimedia content and relevant services.

  • Brief Bio

    George Pavlou is Professor of Communication Networks in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, UK, since 2008, where he coordinates activities in networking and network management. Prior to that, he was for ten years (1998-2007) Professor of Communication and Information Systems in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, UK. His research interests focus on networking and network management, including aspects such as traffic engineering, quality of service management, autonomic networking, information-centric networking, software-defined networking and communications middleware. He has published extensively in these areas and has given invited keynote speeches and tutorials in major international conferences. He has also been instrumental in a number of collaborative research projects that produced significant results with real-world uptake and has contributed to standardization activities in ISO, ITU-T and the IETF. In 2011 he received the IEEE Dan Stokesbury award for "distinguished technical contributions to the growth of the network management field". He is currently the leading editor of the Network and Service Management feature topic which is published twice a year in IEEE Communications.

  • Torsten Braun
    Switzerland  University of Bern, Switzerland
  • "Mobile Follow-Me Cloud - Integrating NFV, MEC, ICN & Mobility Prediction"

    Network Function Virtualization (NFV) has been an emerging concept to implement network node functions on virtual machines in a virtualized environment. The Mobile Cloud Networking EU project proposed an architecture consisting of micro-data centres to implement LTE network functions close to the mobile end system and macro-data centres for less time-critical network functions. In particular, we propose to use micro-data centres to support caching and storing data at the edge of the network such that users experience low-delay access. This is also known as Mobile Edge Computing (MEC). Performance can be improved by pro-actively migrating content to the expected cell that a user will visit. This should be supported by mobility prediction as well as Information-Centric Networking. The integration of various techniques and methods results in the so-called Mobile Follow-Me Cloud (M-FMC) approach. We will describe our developed M-FMC architecture and present performance evaluation results from prototype implementations and simulations.

  • Brief Bio

    Torsten Braun got his Ph.D. degree from University of Karlsruhe (Germany) in 1993. From 1994 to 1995 he has been a guest scientist at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis (France). From 1995 to 1997 he has been working at the IBM European Networking Centre Heidelberg (Germany) as a project leader and senior consultant. He has been a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Bern (Switzerland) and head of the research group “Communication and Distributed Systems” since 1998. He has been member of the SWITCH (Swiss education and research network) board of trustees since 2001. Since 2011, he has been vice president of the SWITCH foundation. During his sabbaticals he was visiting researcher at INRIA, SICS, Bell Labs Holmdel, Lancaster University, and University of São Paulo.