Proposal of Data-Centric Network for Mobile and Dynamic Machine-to-Machine Communication


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E96-B    No.11    pp.2795-2806
Publication Date: 2013/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E96.B.2795
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Progress in Information Network Science)
future networks,  M2M,  mobility,  data-centric network,  content-centric network,  information-centric network,  

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Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication is expected to grow in networks of the future, where massive numbers of low cost, low function M2M terminals communicate in many-to-many manner in an extremely mobile and dynamic environment. We propose a network architecture called Data-centric Network (DCN) where communication is done using a data identifier (ID) and the dynamic data registered by mobile terminals can be retrieved by specifying the data ID. DCN mitigates the problems of prior arts, which are large size of routing table and transaction load of name resolution service. DCN introduces concept of route attraction and aggregation in which the related routes are attracted to an aggregation point and aggregated to reduce routing table size, and route optimization in which optimized routes are established routes to reduce access transaction load to the aggregation points. These allow the proposed architecture to deal with ever increasing number of data and terminals with frequent mobility and changes in data.