Welcome to the homepage of the Information-Centric future mobile and wireless Access Networks (I-CAN) project
The massive penetration of smartphones and mobile social networks is fostering a revolution in mobile Internet usage that is extending the traditional communication paradigm. Information-Centric Networking (ICN) decouples the data (service) from the actual devices storing (providing) it through location-independent naming of content. This is a fundamental departure from the Internet’s host-centric communication model, towards an architecture matching the currently dominant network usage: users exchanging information or accessing services, independently of the device that provides them.
I-CAN's goal is to radically advance the integration of mobile and wireless access technologies by developing an architecture and procedures for future access networks based on ICN. To achieve its goal, I-CAN will:
An information-centric prototype implementing the above procedures will be experimentally evaluated, so as to demonstrate its support for developing innovative distributed mobile applications. The project's results will significantly improve the technical and economic efficiency of future mobile and wireless access networks, providing users with higher performance services at lower cost, with wider coverage and higher energy efficiency.
|Duration||1 Feb. 2014 - 31 Jul. 2015|
|Funding|| Co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund–ESF) and
Greek national funds through the Operational Program
Education and Lifelong Learningof the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF)–Research Funding Program: Aristeia II/I-CAN
|Project leader||George C. Polyzos|
This workshop is held in conjunction with 10th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security, and Robustness QShine 2014