University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) professor Tarek Abdelzaher and his team are working with researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and other institutions to develop a new Internet architecture called Named Data Networking (NDN). The researchers say that NDN will shift the Web's focus from where addresses and hosts are located to what users and applications need and care about.
The project is one of four NSF Future Internet Architecture programs that will pursue new ways to build a more trustworthy and robust Internet.
The UIUC researchers studied a set of problems necessary to validate NDN, including routing scalability, fast forwarding, efficiency of signature generation and verification, trust models, network security and defense, content protection and privacy, and fundamental communication theory. The UIUC team will demonstrate how NDN can simplify the development of applications and improve their efficiency and make them more reliable.
"Since the amount of information that sensors and other modern technology generates and stores grows exponentially, whereas our ability to comprehend and consume it does not, future applications will be centered increasingly around some notion of information distillation—that is to say, bridging the growing gap between the increasing amounts of raw data on one end and the human need for succinct actionable information on the other," Abdelzaher says.
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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