NOM: Named-Oriented Mobility: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications

The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to the fourth INFOCOM 2017 Workshop on Name-Oriented Mobility: Architecture, Algorithms and Applications (INFOCOM 2017 NOM Workshop) in Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. on May 1, 2017.

Mobility support facing unprecedented challenges due to ever increasing number of mobile devices at global scale, ever increasing ranges of diversity of these devices, and ever increasing demand of both data volumes and security requirements by these devices; these challenges demand a new exploration of supporting architecture. Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is a promising direction to transition towards the data-oriented communication with one of the research focus targeting specifically mobile and wireless environments. In recent years, ICN is attracting a widespread interest from academia and industry, with involvements from industry forums, and consortiums. Instead of host-to-host communication model, as in the current Internet architecture, named-oriented networking shifts communication towards a data-centric model that focuses on retrieving named and secured data, instead of host-to-host connections. ICN secures named data directly, giving it an advantage over current Internet solutions that only secure the communication channels between hosts, a mismatch for wireless and mobile networks. Furthermore, ICN’s data-centricity (i.e., independence of specific attachment points in the underlying networks) makes it a promising direction for 5G networks which aim to utilizes multiple radios nodes with connectivity across multiple radio technologies

Name-oriented networking offers a new mobility network paradigm to meet mobile device characters and mobile data routing, processing, storage, and retrieval. Thanks to its native design based on data naming (request for data forwarded based on data’s names and data is returned using the reverse path of the request), name-oriented networking enables user and devices mobility across multiple radio technologies and is a good candidate for mobile/wireless networks, including 5G networks. In addition, ICN technology is promising in offering a scalable networking layer for IoT applications, including massive sensor devices that suffer from the lack of mobility management in the IP architecture and the lack an efficient storage, security, and sharing means.

Important Dates:

Complete paper submissions deadline:

January 10, 2017 11:59pm EDT

Extended to January 17, 2017 11:59pm EDT

Notification of Acceptance:

February 22, 2017

Extended to March 1, 2017


May 1st, 2017