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Named Data Networking Community Meeting 2018


    Named Data Networking Community Meeting 2018 will be hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on September 19 and 20, 2018. The organizing committee cordially invites you to participate in and contribute to the event! 

    NDNComm is an annual event that brings together a large community of researchers from academia, industry, and government, as well as users and other parties interested in the development of Named Data Networking (NDN) technology. NDN is a new Internet architecture that allows content to be directly named and accessed at the network layer. By aligning the network service with application needs, NDN offers many advantages, including better trustworthiness, scalability, and resiliency, in network communication. In particular, NDN is especially suitable for emerging network environments such as edge computing and Internet of Things (IoT). 

    NDNcomm provides a community forum to discuss the state of NDN protocols, software, testbed, and its application to various network environments. While the topics cover all aspects of NDN, this year we are particularly interested in new ideas and recent or ongoing progress on NDN in edge computing and IoT. We invite submissions from the broader NDN community for presentations, posters, demos, and panels on topics including but not limited to: 

    • NDN in edge computing, IoT, mobile, and ad hoc environments;
    • NDN applications, such as scientific data, education, entertainment, tactical edge, smart cities and transportation;
    • Security and privacy at different layers of the architecture;
    • Management and measurement for NDN networks; 
    • Experience with NDN experimentation; 
    • Strategies to stimulate NDN development, both from research and commercial perspectives



    Agenda (PDF) Updated 10/3

    Presentation Abstracts (PDF)

    Wednesday September 19, 2018


    08:00am            Registration

    09:00am            Opening Session Chair: Lotfi Benmohamed (NIST)

    • NIST Cybersecurity Programs, Kevin Stine (NIST)
    • A New Way to Support Security, Lixia Zhang (University of California, Los Angeles), Alex Afanasyev (Florida International University)

    10:00am            Session 1- NDN support for computing Chair: Beichuan Zhang (University of Arizona)

    • Towards an Augmented Reality Browser using NDN, Jeff Burke (UCLA REMAP)
    • Edge Computing Over Named Data Networking, Abderrahmen Mtibaa (New Mexico State University)
    • Compute-First-Network for NDN, Asit Chakraborti (Huawei Technologies)

    11:00am            Break  

    11:15am            Session 2- IoT and Security Chair: Giovanni Pau (Sorbonne University/UCLA)

    • NDNoT: A Framework for Named Data of Things, Zhiyi Zhang (UCLA)
    • Blockchain-based Decentralized Public Key Management for Named Data Networking, Kan Yang (University of Memphis)
    • Distributed Ledger over NDN for A Real-world Solar System, Zhiyi Zhang (UCLA)

    12:15pm            Lunch

    1:30pm              Panel 1: Security and Privacy in NDN: An Edge Computing Perspective Chair: Jay Misra (New Mexico State University)

    Alex Afanasyev (Florida International University)

    Ken Calvert (National Science Foundation)

    Tamer Refaei (MITRE Corporation)

    Murugiah Souppaya (NIST)

    2:30pm              Lightning Talks Chair: Lotfi Benmohamed (NIST)

    4:00pm              Posters and Demos

    6:00pm              Day 1 Closing

    Thursday September 20, 2018

    08:00am            Registration

    08:30am            Community Feedback

    09:00am            Session 3- NDN for Vehicular Networks

    Chair: Beichuan Zhang (University of Arizona)

    • Vehicular Named Data Networking, Claudio Marxer (University of Basel)
    • Connectivity and Location-aware Routing Scheme (CLRS) for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs), Junaid Ahmed Khan (University of Memphis)
    • Data-Centric MAC for Robust Multicast in Vehicular Networks, Mohammed Elbadry (Stony Brook University)

    10:00am            Session 4- NDN in Mobile AdHoc Networks

    Chair: Lan Wang (University of Memphis)

    • Peer-to-Peer File Sharing in Mobile Ad hoc Networks over NDN, Spyridon Mastorakis (UCLA)
    • Distributed Dataset Synchronization in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks over NDN, Tianxiang Li (UCLA)
    • Toward Multi-Hop Long-Range D2D Communication via Information Centric Ad Hoc Networks, Yaoqing Liu (Clarkson University)

    11:00am            Break  

    11:15am            Panel 2: Edge Computing: Shaping the Named Data Edge

    Chair: Christian Tschudin (University of Basel)

    Jeff Burke (University of California, Los Angeles)

    Asit Chakraborti (Huawei Technologies)

    Martial Michel (Data Machines Corp.)

    Lan Wang (University of Memphis)

    12:15pm            Lunch

    1:30pm              Session 5- Routing and Forwarding

    Chair: Jeff Burke (University of California, Los Angeles)

    • High-Speed NDN-DPDK Forwarder, Junxiao Shi (NIST)
    • A New Way of Traffic Engineering in NDN, Klaus Schneider (The University of Arizona)
    • NDNCONF: Network Configuration Management System for NDN based on NETCONF protocol, Rajender Kumar (Florida International University)

    2:30pm              Session 6 -NDN support for new deployments

    Chair: Alex Afanasyev (Florida International University)

    • NDN Supporting Ultra-Dense Networks, Xiaoyan Hong (University of Alabama)
    • Automated Neighbor Discovery to Run NDN Anywhere, Arthi Padmanabhan (UCLA)
    • NDN for Data Intensive Science, Susmit Shannigrahi (Colorado State University)

    3:30pm              Closing


    • NDN for Public Safety Deployable Networks, Davide Pesavento (NIST)
    • Bootstrapping Trust in NDN-Based Vehicular Network Using SWIFT Trust, Sanjeev Kaushik Ramani (Florida International University)
    • Get an NDN certificate with NDNCERT protocol, Zhiyi Zhang (UCLA)
    • Named-based Access Control, Zhiyi Zhang (UCLA)
    • Upcoming Changes in NDN Protocol, Alex Afanasyev (Florida International University)
    • Performance evaluation of the NDN-DPDK forwarder, Siham Khoussi (NIST)
    • IoT+NDN+Wireless: Experimental Insights from Using 802.11 Infrastructure and Ad-hoc Modes, Travis Machacek (New Mexico State University)
    • Leveraging Named Data Networking in Edge Computing, Byung-Seo Kim (Hongik Univeristy Sejong Campus, South Korea)
    • An Overlay NDN Architecture for Application-Driven Satellite-Terrestrial Integration, Tian Song (Beijing Institute of Technology)
    • Named Query Framework for Named Data Networking of Things, Byung-Seo Kim (Hongik University Sejong Campus, South Korea)
    • ICE-AR Application Progress, Peter Gusev (UCLA REMAP)
    • Optimal Cache Allocation under Network-Wide Capacity Constraint, Van Sy Mai (NIST)
    • Distributed Network Measurement Protocol (DNMP): A Secure Role-Based Approach, Kathleen Nichols (Pollere, Inc)


    • ANTD NDN-IoT Testbed: Smart Building Sensing, Edward Lu (NIST)
    • PSync deployment on IoT sensor testbed, Ashlesh Gawande (Uinversity of Memphis)
    • Vehicular Named Data Networking, Christopher Scherb (University of Basel)
    • HomeCam Browser-based Home Surveillance Camera, Junxiao Shi (NIST)
    • NDN Supporting Ultra-Dense Networks, Xiaoyan Hong (University of Alabama)
    • A Raspberry Pi Based Data-Centric MAC for Robust Multicast in Vehicular Networks, Mohammed Elbadry (Stony Brook University)

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    Gaithersburg, MD

    $125/night plus tax

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    Created March 14, 2018, Updated September 13, 2023