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NetCodCCN: A network coding approach for content-centric networks

Saltarin, J and Bourtsoulatze, E and Thomos, N and Braun, T (2016) NetCodCCN: A network coding approach for content-centric networks. In: IEEE INFOCOM 2016 - The 35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, 2016-04-10 - 2016-04-14, San Francisco.

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Abstract

Content-Centric Networking (CCN) naturally supports multi-path communication, as it allows the simultaneous use of multiple interfaces (e.g. LTE and WiFi). When multiple sources and multiple clients are considered, the optimal set of distribution trees should be determined in order to optimally use all the available interfaces. This is not a trivial task, as it is a computationally intense procedure that should be done centrally. The need for central coordination can be removed by employing network coding, which also offers improved resiliency to errors and large throughput gains. In this paper, we propose NetCodCCN, a protocol for integrating network coding in CCN. In comparison to previous works proposing to enable network coding in CCN, NetCodCCN permits Interest aggregation and Interest pipelining, which reduce the data retrieval times. The experimental evaluation shows that the proposed protocol leads to significant improvements in terms of content retrieval delay compared to the original CCN. Our results demonstrate that the use of network coding adds robustness to losses and permits to exploit more efficiently the available network resources. The performance gains are verified for content retrieval in various network scenarios.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: IEEE INFOCOM 2016 - The 35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Nikolaos Thomos
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 09:46
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 17:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18030

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