GreenICN Project: Architecture and Applications of Green Information Centric Networking


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E99-B   No.12   pp.2470-2476
Publication Date: 2016/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016CNI0001
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Information Centric Networking: Paradigms, Technologies, and Applications)
information centric networking,  GreenICN project,  

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As a research project supported jointly by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Japan and the European Commission under its 7th Framework Program, the GreenICN Project has been in operation from 2013 to 2016. The GreenICN project focused on two typical application scenarios, one a disaster scenario and the other a video delivery scenario. The disaster scenario assumed a situation of limited resources, and the video delivery scenario assumed a situation of large-scale content delivery. In both situations, the project challenged to provide “green”, i.e. energy-efficient, content delivery mechanism. For this goal, we designed an energy consumption model to lay out energy reduction policies. For the achievement of the policies, we improved ICN architecture, for example a name-based publish/subscribe mechanism, an effective cache management policy,energy-efficient security scheme and a new energy API. This paper provides a summary of our achievements and descriptions of some outcome.