An Approach for Utilizing User Resources in Information-Centric Network

HyunYong LEE  Akihiro NAKAO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E96-B   No.1   pp.48-55
Publication Date: 2013/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E96.B.48
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Network Virtualization, and Fusion Platform of Computing and Networking)
information-centric networking,  user-assisted content distribution,  incentive mechanism,  network virtualization,  

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As one innovative research that heavily depends on the network virtualization for its realization and deployment on an Internet-scale, we propose an approach to utilize user resources in information-centric network (ICN). We try to fully benefit from the in-network cache that is one attractive feature of ICN by expanding the in-network cache indirectly based on the user resources. To achieve this, in this paper, we focus on how to encourage users to contribute their resources in ICN. Through simulations, we examine a feasibility of our approach and an effect of user participation on the content distribution performance in ICN. We also briefly discuss how the network virtualization technique can be utilized for our research in terms of its evaluation and deployment.