3rd NDN Project Retreat

CAIDA hosted the NDN Project's third retreat on October 11-12, 2012. This meeting was by invitation only.

Date: October 11 (Thu) - 12 (Fri), 2012
Place: Weaver Conference Center, Institute of the Americas
UCSD Campus, La Jolla, CA

About NDN

The Named Data Networking (NDN) project aims to develop a new Internet architecture that can capitalize on strengths -- and addresss weaknesses -- of the Internet's current host-based, point-to-point communication architecture in order to naturally accommodate emerging patterns of communication. By naming data instead of their locations, NDN transforms data into a first-class entity. The current Internet secures the data container. NDN secures the contents, a design choice that decouples trust in data from trust in hosts, enabling several radically scalable communication mechanisms such as automatic caching to optimize bandwidth. The project studies the technical challenges that must be addressed to validate NDN as a future Internet architecture: routing scalability, fast forwarding, trust models, network security, content protection and privacy, and fundamental communication theory. The project uses end-to-end testbed deployments, simulation, and theoretical analysis to evaluate the proposed architecture, and is developing specifications and prototype implementations of NDN protocols and applications.


The registration process is completed, and registration is now closed. We will not be accepting any more registrants.


The agenda is only available to retreat participants. Contact Lixia Zhang for details on the updated agenda.

    Local Arrangements / Getting to UCSD

  • Hotel For this meeting, attendees are expected to make their own hotel reservations and transportation arrangements from their hotels to the meeting. For CAIDA's list of recommended local hotels including shuttle availability, see the most recent Recommended Hotels list (PDF). Contact the hotel directly for hotel shuttle schedules (if available) to the Institute of the Americas (IOA) on UCSD campus.
  • Transportation options
  • Meeting Room The retreat will be held in the Weaver Center at the Institute of the Americas on the University of California San Diego (UCSD) campus. For directions to the Institute of the Americas, visit their website at https://www.iamericas.org
  • Parking Upon arrival, check in at the small parking strip (P306) on International Lane leading to the Institute of the Americas plaza before the start of the meeting on Day 1. We will give you a parking permit and instructions how to mark it, and point you to the Pangea Parking Structure for parking.

    A campus map for the NDN retreat shows where the permits will be distributed, the parking structure, and the Weaver Center where the meeting will be held.

Additional Content

3rd NDN Project Retreat: Participants

This page contains the list of participants of the 3rd NDN Project Retreat on October 11-12, 2012.