ICN Baseline Scenarios and Evaluation Methodology

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Authors Kostas Pentikousis  , Börje Ohlman  , Daniel Corujo  , Gennaro Boggia  , Gareth Tyson  , Elwyn Davies  , Priya Mahadevan , Spiros Spirou , Antonella Molinaro  , Dorothy Gellert  , Suyong Eum 
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This document aims at establishing a common understanding about the evaluation of different information-centric networking (ICN) approaches so that they can be tested and compared against each other while showcasing their own advantages. Towards this end, we review the ICN literature and document scenarios which have been considered in previous performance evaluation studies. We discuss a variety of aspects that an ICN solution can address. This includes general aspects, such as, network efficiency, reduced complexity, increased scalability and reliability, mobility support, multicast and caching performance, real-time communication efficacy, energy consumption frugality, and disruption and delay tolerance. We detail ICN- specific aspects as well, such as information security and trust, persistence, availability, provenance, and location independence. We then survey the evaluation tools currently available to researchers in this area and provide suggestions regarding methodology and metrics. Finally, this document sheds some light on the impact of ICN on network security.


Kostas Pentikousis (k.pentikousis@huawei.com)
Börje Ohlman (Borje.Ohlman@ericsson.com)
Daniel Corujo (dcorujo@av.it.pt)
Gennaro Boggia (g.boggia@poliba.it)
Gareth Tyson (gareth.tyson@eecs.qmul.ac.uk)
Elwyn Davies (davieseb@scss.tcd.ie)
Priya Mahadevan (priya.mahadevan@parc.com)
Spiros Spirou (spis@intracom.com)
Antonella Molinaro (antonella.molinaro@unirc.it)
Dorothy Gellert (dorothy.gellert@interdigital.com)
Suyong Eum (suyong@nict.go.jp)

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