ICN Packet Format Design Requirements

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Authors Alexander Afanasyev  , Ravi Ravindran  , Guoqiang Wang  , Lan Wang  , Beichuan Zhang  , Lixia Zhang 
Last updated 2015-09-30 (latest revision 2015-03-29)
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It is a great challenge to design the right packet format for the Information-Centric Networking (ICN), because this new architecture is still in its research stage. We do not have good prediction regarding either the technology advances or the application needs may involve in next 10 years and beyond. To minimize the danger of premature constraints in the packet format design, we believe it is important to first clearly identify the design requirements, so that we can use the requirements to guide the design effort. In this document we describe our understanding of the design requirements and their tradeoffs.


Alexander Afanasyev (afanasev@cs.ucla.edu)
Ravi Ravindran (ravi.ravindran@huawei.com)
Guoqiang Wang (gq.wang@huawei.com)
Lan Wang (lanwang@memphis.edu)
Beichuan Zhang (bzhang@cs.arizona.edu)
Lixia Zhang (lixia@cs.ucla.edu)

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