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About I-CAN

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.

Fact sheet

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 Learning of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF)–Research Funding Program: Aristeia II/I-CAN
Project leader George C. Polyzos
Faculty stuff
George Xylomenos, Giannis Marias, Stavros Toumpis, Vasilios A. Siris
Nikos Fotiou
Ph.D. Students
Xenofon Vasilakos, Yiannis Thomas
M.Sc. Students
Anna Tsolakou, Dimitris Dimopoulos



  1. G.C. Polyzos and N. Fotiou, Building a reliable Internet of Things using Information-Centric Networking, Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments, Springer, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 47-58, July 2015 (DOI: 10.1007/s40860-015-0003-5) [View]

Refereed International Conference and Workshop Papers

  1. D. Dimopoulos, Ch. Boursinos, and V.A. Siris, Multi-Source Mobile Video Streaming: Load Balancing, Fault Tolerance, and Offloading with Prefetching, Proc. 9th Int'l Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities (TRIDENTCOM), Guangzhou, China, May 2014. [View]
  2. V.A. Siris, X. Vasilakos, G.C. Polyzos, Efficient Proactive Caching for Supporting Seamless Mobility, Proc. IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), Sydney, Australia, June 2014. [View]
  3. Y. Thomas, C. Tsilopoulos, G. Xylomenos, G.C. Polyzos, Accelerating File Downloads in Publish Subscribe Internetworking with Multisource and Multipath Transfers, Proc. World Telecommunications Congress (WTC), Berlin, Germany, June 2014. [View]
  4. N. Fotiou, G. C. Polyzos, Enabling NAME-based security and trust, Proc. of the 9th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference on Trust Management, Hamburg,Germany, May, 2015 [View]
  5. K.V. Katsaros, X. Vasilakos, T. Okwii, G. Xylomenos, G. Pavlou, and G.C. Polyzos, On the Inter-domain Scalability of Route-by-Name Information-Centric Network Architectures, Proc. IFIP Networking, Toulouse, France, May 2015. [View]
  6. V.A. Siris and D. Dimopoulos, Multi-Source Mobile Video Streaming with Proactive Caching and D2D Communication, Proc. 4th IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on Video Everywhere, Boston, USA, June 2015. [View]
  7. V.A. Siris, N. Fotiou, D. Dimopoulos and G.C. Polyzos, I-CAN: Information- Centric Access Networking–Architecture and Experiments, Proc. European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC), Paris, France, July 2015. [View]
  8. V.A. Siris and D. Dimopoulos, Mobile Multipath Data Transfer over Multirate Wi-Fi Links, Proc. ACM MOBICOM Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture (MobiArch 2015), Paris, France, September 2015 [View]

Refereed International Conference and Workshop Short papers and Posters

  1. G.C. Polyzos, V.A. Siris, G. Xylomenos, G.F. Marias, S. Toumpis, I-CAN: Information-Centric Future Mobile and Wireless Access Networks, Proc. QSHINE, Rhodes, Greece, August 2014. [View]
  2. N. Fotiou and G.C. Polyzos, Realizing the Internet of Things using Information-Centric Networking, Proc. Q-ICN workshop/QSHINE, Rhodes, Greece, August 2014. [View]
  3. V. Douros, N. Fotiou, and G.C. Polyzos, Fighting packet storms in mobile networks with information-centrism, Proc. Q-ICN workshop/QSHINE, Rhodes, Greece, August 2014. [View]
  4. X. Vasilakos, V. A. Siris, Adapting Data Popularity in Mobility-based Proactive Caching Decisions for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, Proc. Q-ICN workshop/QSHINE, Rhodes, Greece, August 2014. [View]
  5. Y. Thomas, G. Xylomenos, Towards Improving the Efficiency of ICN Packet-Caches, Proc. Q-ICN workshop/QSHINE, Rhodes, Greece, August 2014 [View]
  6. N. Fotiou and G.C. Polyzos, ICN Privacy and Name based Security,strong> Proc. of the 1st ACM international conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN '14), Paris, France, September 2014 (abstract of tutorial). (Slides with acknowledgment to NSRF are available here)


I-CAN Workshop and Summer School
2-5 June, Athens, Greece

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International Workshop on Quality, Reliability, and Security in Information-Centric Networking (Q-ICN)
20 August 2014, Rhodes island, Greece

This workshop is held in conjunction with 10th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security, and Robustness QShine 2014

More Information

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Project Leader

George C. Polyzos
Prof. George C. Polyzos
Office 811, 47A Evelpidon & Lefkados Str.
Athens 113 62, Greece
Tel: (+30) 210 8203650
Fax: (+30) 210 8203325
Mobile Multimedia Laboratory
Room 903, 47A Evelpidon & Lefkados Str.
Athens 113 62, Greece
Tel: (+30) 210 8203693
Fax: (+30) 210 8203686