Design Considerations for Applying ICN to IoT

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ICN Research Group                                     R. Ravindran, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                       Huawei Technologies
Intended status: Informational                                  Y. Zhang
Expires: August 20, 2018                      WINLAB, Rutgers University
                                                               L. Grieco
                                               Politecnico di Bari (DEI)
                                                             A. Lindgren
                                                               RISE SICS
                                                          D. Raychadhuri
                                              WINLAB, Rutgers University
                                                             E. Baccelli
                                                                J. Burke
                                                              UCLA REMAP
                                                                 G. Wang
                                                     Huawei Technologies
                                                              B. Ahlgren
                                                               RISE SICS
                                                              O. Schelen
                                          Lulea University of Technology
                                                              2 16, 2018

             Design Considerations for Applying ICN to IoT


   The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to connect billions of objects
   to the Internet.  After deploying many stand-alone IoT systems in
   different domains, the current trend is to develop a common, "thin
   waist" of protocols to enable a horizontally unified IoT
   architecture.  The objective of such an architecture is to make
   resource objects securely accessible to applications across
   organizations and domains.  Towards this goal, quite a few proposals
   have been made to build an application-layer based unified IoT
   platform on top of today's host-centric Internet.  However, there is
   a fundamental mismatch between the host-centric nature of today's
   Internet and mostly information-centric nature of the IoT system.  To
   address this mismatch the common set of protocols and network
   services offered by an information-centric network (ICN) architecture
   can be leveraged to realize ICN-IoT architectures.  These ICN-IoT
   solutions leverages the salient features of ICN, and taking advantage
   of naming, security, mobility and efficient content and service
   delivery support.

   This draft summarizes general IoT demands, and covers the challenges
   and design to realize ICN-IoT frameworks based on ICN architecture.

Ravindran, Ed., et al.   Expires August 20, 2018                [Page 1]
Internet-Draft       ICN based Architecture for IoT               2 2018

   Beyond this, the goal of this draft is not to offer any specific ICN-
   IoT architectural proposals.

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Table of Contents

   1.  IoT Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Motivating ICN for IoT  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  IoT Architectural Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
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