* WGs marked with an * asterisk has had at least one new draft made available during the last 5 days

Information-Centric Networking Research Group (ICNRG)

This is the Wiki for the IRTF ICN Research Group (ICNRG).

ICNRG Administrative Information

Contact ICNRG chairs

Börje Ohlman, Dirk Kutscher, Dave Oran

ICNRG Documents

See also the ICNRG document Datatracker for latest status and progress.


Informational RFCs

  • RFC 7476 Information-Centric Networking: Baseline Scenarios (was draft-irtf-icnrg-scenarios)
    • A document that defines reference baseline scenarios to enable performance comparisons between different approaches.
  • RFC 7927 Information-Centric Networking (ICN) Research Challenges (was draft-icnrg-challenges)
    • This document describes current research challenges in ICN, including naming, security, routing, system scalability, mobility management, wireless networking, transport services, in-network caching, and network management.
  • RFC 7933 Adaptive Video Streaming over ICN (was draft-irtf-icrng-videostreaming)
    • A document that describes key issues of video streaming in ICN and considers how the current video streaming should be modified in an ICN architecture.
  • RFC 7945 "Information-Centric Networking: Evaluation and Security Considerations" (was draft-irtf-icnrg-evaluation-methodology)
    • This document presents a number of considerations regarding evaluating Information-Centric Networking (ICN) and sheds some light on the impact of ICN on network security. It also surveys the evaluation tools currently available to researchers in the ICN area and provides suggestions regarding methodology and metrics.

In RFC Editor Queue

  • ICN Evaluation Methodology
    • This document surveys the evaluation tools currently available to researchers in the information-centric networking (ICN) area and provides suggestions regarding methodology and metrics. (This work was initially part of the Scenarios work and document, but has now been split out as a separate work item and draft.)

ICNRG current work items

ICNRG discussion items / Potential future work items

  • ICN Routing here we list research issues related to ICN routing and related research papers.

Other ICNRG documents


Running Code

ICNRG Design Teams and Side meeting materials

CCNx-TWG Side meetings

Upcoming ICNRG events

ICNRG Interim meeting @ IETF-97 Seoul, South Korea, November 13th 2016

PLEASE NOTE: The morning and afternoon sessions has been swapped! The joint meeting is now in the morning. The ICNRG meeting in the afternoon!!'''

PLEASE NOTE: The location for the interim meeting has CHANGED!!''' Due to shortage of rooms at the IETF hotel and the kind support of ETRI the interim meeting will at the 63 Building, see below.

Please note that the afternoon will be a joint meeting with the Things-to-Things Research Group (T2TRG)

ETRI is kindly sponsoring the meeting location and refreshments at the breaks.

Joint T2TRG & ICNRG meeting (Morning session)

  • Presentations 9:00-10:15
    • Research and Development of the Hyper-connected IoE Network Technology - Jungha Hong
    • Device and Network naming structures and ICN for IoT applications -Lopez Jairo
    • A RESTful, Distributed and Enhanced ICN System for IoT " for ICNRG/T2TRG meeting - GQ Wang
    • I3: some thoughts towards an Industrial Information-Centric Internet of Things - Thomas
  • Break 10:15-10:40 [coffee, cookies -- thanks, ETRI]
  • Discussion 10:40-12:00
    • Introduction to discussion - Chairs
    • Discussion
    • Next steps, Next meeting?, etc

ICNRG meeting (Afternoon session)

  • Contrace: Traceroute Facility for Content-Centric Network - Hitoshi Asaeda
  • IPoC: IP over CCN for seamless mobility - Greg White
  • Seamless mobility for ICN -- Keping Yu
  • CCN/NDN harmonization
  • NRS Requirements Update -- Jungha Hong
  • CCN/NDN harmonization presentation and discussion


Please register for the interim meeting. We need the right number of attendees for ordering refreshments! You can register either by directly adding your name in the table below or by sending an email to the ICNRG chairs.

# Name Affiliation Email Arriving Departing Hotel Comments
1 Börje Ohlman Ericsson Research Borje dot Ohlman at ericsson dot com
2 Dirk Kutscher Huawei ietf at dkutscher dot net
3 Lixia Zhang UCLA lixia at cs ucla edu - - -
4 Alex Afanasyev UCLA aa at cs.ucla.edu - - -
5 Ravi Ravindran Huawei ravi.ravindran at huawei.com - - -
6 G.Q Wang Huawei gq.wang at huawei.com - - -
7 Greg White CableLabs fi dot lname at cablelabs dot com - - -
8 Bastiaan Wissingh TNO bastiaan dot wissingh at tno dot nl - - -
9 Yong-Geun Hong ETRI yghong at etri dot re dot kr - - -
10 Jungha Hong ETRI jhong at etri dot re dot kr - - -
11 Taewan You ETRI twyou at etri dot re dot kr - - -
x N N Company email@company - - -

ICNRG meeting @ IETF-97 Seoul, South Korea, November 14-18, 2016

  • Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
  • Time: 9:30-11:30
  • Location: Conrad Seoul Hotel (IETF meeting venue)
  • Room: Grand Ballroom 3
  • Etherpad for notes: TBD
  • Meeting Materials: TBD


Past ICNRG meetings

Here you can find agendas, meeting materials and minutes of all past ICNRG meetings: icnrg/pastmeetings

Related Events

Past events

Related RFCs

Related Information

Here we list ICN overview articles and tutorials:

(please contact us if there is something you think should be listed here)

Related Research Projects

(please contact us if you want to have your project listed here)

ICN evaluation tools and testbeds

Here you can find a listing of ICN evaluation tools and testbeds, please see IcnEvaluationAndTestbeds

Older Material

Older presentations, drafts that are not part of any meeting proceedings can be found in our archive.