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NSF/Intel Partnership on Information-Centric Networking in Wireless Edge Networks (ICN-WEN)

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Next-generation wireless networks, utilizing a wide swath of wireless spectrum and an array of novel technologies in the wired and wireless domains, are on the cusp of unleashing a broadband revolution with promised peak bit rates of tens of gigabits per second and latencies of less than a millisecond. Such innovations will make possible a new set of applications such as autonomous vehicles, industrial robotics, tactile Internet applications, virtual and augmented reality, and dense Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. A key requirement of these applications is fast information response time that is invariant as a function of the bandwidth demanded, users/devices supported, and data generated, of which low-latency wireless access time is only one component. Intrinsic security, seamless mobility, scalable content caching, and discovery/distribution services are also essential for such applications.

This solicitation seeks unique data network architectures featuring an information plane using an Information-Centric Networking (ICN) approach and addressing discovery, movement, delivery, management, and protection of information within a network, along with the abstraction of an underlying communication plane creating opportunities for new efficiencies and optimizations across communications technologies that could also address latency and scale requirements.

Program contacts

Thyagarajan Nandagopal
Program Director, NSF CISE/CNS
tnandago@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950 TIP/ITE
Darleen L. Fisher
Program Director, NSF CISE/CNS
dlfisher@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950 CISE/CNS
David Corman
Program Director, NSF CISE/CNS
dcorman@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950 CISE/CNS
Jeff Foerster
Director, Emerging Connectivity Systems Research, Intel Labs
jeffrey.r.foerster@intel.com (503) 264-6859
David Ott
Program Director, Intel Labs
david.e.ott@intel.com (480) 554-7868

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