Design considerations for a network of information

Ahlgren, Bengt and D’Ambrosio, Matteo and Dannewitz, Christian and Marchisio, Marco and Marsh, Ian and Ohlman, Börje and Pentikousis, Kostas and Rembarz, René and Strandberg, Ove and Vercellone, Vinicio (2008) Design considerations for a network of information. In: ReArch'08: Re-Architecting the Internet, 9 Dec 2008, Madrid, Spain.

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The existing Internet ecosystem is a result of decades of evolution. It has managed to scale well beyond the original aspirations. Evolution, though, highlighted a certain degree of inadequacies that is well documented. In this position paper we present the design considerations for a re-architected global networking architecture which delivers dissemination and non-dissemination objects only to consenting recipients, reducing unwanted traffic, linking information producers with consumers independently of the hosts involved, and connects the digital with the physical world. We consider issues ranging from the proposed object identifier/locator split to security and trust as we transition towards a Network of Information and relate our work with the emerging paradigm of publish/subscribe architectures. We introduce the fundamental components of a Network of Information, i.e., name resolution, routing, storage, and search, and close this paper with a discussion about future work.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:3451
Deposited By:Bengt Ahlgren
Deposited On:03 Nov 2008
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