Information-Centric Networking: Baseline Scenarios
RFC 7476

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Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)                  K. Pentikousis, Ed.
Request for Comments: 7476                                          EICT
Category: Informational                                        B. Ohlman
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 Ericsson
                                                               D. Corujo
                                                  Universidade de Aveiro
                                                               G. Boggia
                                                     Politecnico di Bari
                                                                G. Tyson
                                        Queen Mary, University of London
                                                               E. Davies
                                                  Trinity College Dublin
                                                             A. Molinaro
                                                                   UNIRC
                                                                  S. Eum
                                                                    NICT
                                                              March 2015

           Information-Centric Networking: Baseline Scenarios

Abstract

   This document aims at establishing a common understanding about a set
   of scenarios that can be used as a base for 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 efficiency, 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.

   This document is a product of the IRTF Information-Centric Networking
   Research Group (ICNRG).

Pentikousis, et al.           Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 7476                 ICN Baseline Scenarios               March 2015

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Research Task Force
   (IRTF).  The IRTF publishes the results of Internet-related research
   and development activities.  These results might not be suitable for
   deployment.  This RFC represents the consensus of the Information-
   Centric Networking Research Group of the Internet Research Task Force
   (IRTF).  Documents approved for publication by the IRSG are not a
   candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC
   5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7476.

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Pentikousis, et al.           Informational                     [Page 2]
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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Baseline Scenario Selection ................................4
      1.2. Document Goals and Outline .................................5
   2. Scenarios .......................................................6
      2.1. Social Networking ..........................................6
      2.2. Real-Time Communication ....................................7
      2.3. Mobile Networking ..........................................9
      2.4. Infrastructure Sharing ....................................11
      2.5. Content Dissemination .....................................13
      2.6. Vehicular Networking ......................................14
      2.7. Delay- and Disruption-Tolerance ...........................17
           2.7.1. Opportunistic Content Sharing ......................20
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