ICON - Information-centric Opportunistic Networking, SITI-SW-12-06, 201., and ,
ICON is an implementation of an information and Context Oriented Networking framework. ICON is being developed primaly for opportunistic networks (e.g. Delay Tolerant Networks), but can be used in more stable mobile networks and even in the Internet.
The basic data centric communication functionality is based on prior work from CCN/NDN - forwarding and interest structures, and HAGGLE - flexiblility required to operate in opportunistic networks.
The ICON architecture includes three main entities:
ICON main features are:
ICON has been developed to be agnostic to the Operating System, and is currently developed for Android.
The prototype is expected to be ready in September 2012 to: Windows, Lunux, MACOs, as well as on embedded platforms, based on .NET.
The core team of ICON is:
Paulo Mendes, conceptual supervisor and DTN-Amazon scientific coordinator (SITILabs Scientific Director for Innovation)
Bruno Batista, daily supervisor (SITILabs researcher and PhD student at MAP-i Doctoral Programme).
Nelson Morais, MSc student at Universidade Lusófona/SITILabs and responsible for the implementation of ICON.
The slides and poster presented at the CCNxCon 2012 workshop, hold at Sophia Antipolis in September 2012, are now available.
The video of the demonstration provided at CCNxCon 2012 is available on YouTube.
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