Information-Centric Network enabler Communication for Internet of Things

in Special Issue   Posted on July 29, 2019 

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Submission Deadline: Tue 01 Oct 2019
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Journal Name : Future Generation Computer Systems
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Information-Centric Networking (ICN) has been proposed as an alternative paradigm for future Internet and promising to replace the current host-centric model. The communication in ICN is mainly based on the content name instead of using host addresses. Hence, the content is decoupled from its original location and may be cached in the network infrastructure. Also, the use of content-based security makes ICN a strong candidate for the future Internet, to fulfill user requirements, improve the content distribution, and the overall network performance. Under the concept of ICN, various architectures have been implemented such as Content-Centric Networking (CCN) and Named Data Networking (NDN). On the other hand, the Internet of Things (IoT) technology is being widely applied to diverse domain-applications including smart cities, smart homes, smart healthcare, smart grids, and smart transportation. Things in the IoT ecosystem can collect data, interconnect between each other and the Internet, processing and taking decisions without human interaction. IoT communications and applications are, in nature, information-based and follow content-oriented paradigm. Hence, ICN may show promising performance on IoT, and help to overcome different IoT challenges and application requirement including addressing, heterogeneity, mobility, security, and scalability.

Potential topics include but not limited to the following:

  • Advances architecture and application design for ICN-IoT.
  • Standardized and unified content naming schemes.
  • Energy and resource efficiency forwarding scheme.
  • Distributed in-network caching placement strategies.
  • Efficient cache replacement policies.
  • Forwarding/caching in resource-constrained IoT devices.
  • Secure pub-sub communication among IoT applications.
  • Novel QoS provisioning for CCN/NDN architecture.
  • Privacy, security, and trust for IoT applications.
  • Resource constraints access control policies for IoT.
  • Enable ICN communication for 5G-IoT networks.
  • Lightweight cryptography algorithms for ICN-IoT networks.
  • Experimental prototypes and test-bed for CCN/NDN in IoT.
  • Analysis and evaluation of running CCN/NDN in large scale IoT networks.
  • Business models of applying ICN in real IoT environment.

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: October 01, 2019
  • First round notification: December 15, 2019
  • Second round due: February 15, 2020
  • Final notification: March 15, 2020
  • Final Manuscript: April 15, 2020

Guest Editors:

Boubakr Nour (Managing GE): Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China ([email protected])

Hassine Moungla: University of Paris Descartes, Paris, France ([email protected])

Ammar Rayes: Cisco Systems, CA, USA ([email protected])

Submission guidelines:

The FGCS\’s submission system will be open for submissions to our special issue. All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EVISE), available at: The authors must select \”VSI:ICNIoT\” when they reach the \”Article Type\” step in the submission process. Please submit your manuscript before October 01, 2019.

All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least three independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.

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