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4th NDN Project Retreat

CAIDA hosted the NDN Project's fourth retreat on November 12-13, 2013. This meeting was by invitation only.

|   NDN Retreat    Participants   |
Date: November 12 (Tue) - 13 (Wed), 2013
Place: Weaver Conference Center, Malamud Room, 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 address 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.


November 12 (Tuesday)

  • 08:00 - 08:45 breakfast
    • Office hours for participants needing help with wireless setup during the retreat
  • 08:45 - 09:00 Introductions: logistics, agenda bashing
  • 09:00 - 10:45 Practice talks for FIA meeting
  • 10:45 - 11:00 break
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Discussion of research agenda for next year
    • Discussion
  • 12:30 - 13:20 lunch
  • 13:30 - 16:40 Discussion research agenda for next year, cont'd.
    • Edmund Yeh, Forwarding and Caching Optimizations
    • Yingdi Yu, Trust model management/design
    • Christos Papadopoulos, Climate Research using NDN
    • Giovanni Pau, Car2X mobility support
    • Alex Afanasyev, Mobility support in NDN: based on ChronoShare use case

  • 16:00 - 16:20 break
    • Steve DiBenedetto, Content Poisoning Mitigation in NDN

  • 16:40 - 18:00 Open discussion: filling gaps between applications and lower layers
    Moderator: Jeff Burke
    • Topic: How apps choose naming conventions,...
    • Topic: TBD

    • Feedback from external visitors
  • 18:00 - 20:30 Reception on-site and demo/poster session
    • Demos/Poster Sessions
      Coordinator: Josh Polterock
      • Jeff Thompson and Wentao Shang, Browser access to NDNFS
      • Peter Gusev, NDN Real-Time=Conferencing too
      • Anmol Rajpurohit, NDNexplore + trace
      • Susmit Shannigrahi, Steve DiBenedetto, NDN for Scientific Data
      • Ryan Bennett, Steve DiBenedetto, NDN Federated Wiki
    • Informal testbed discussions for those interested
    • Office hours for getting NDNx/app software working (

November 13 (Wednesday)

  • 08:00 - 08:45 breakfast
  • 08:45 - 09:00 Review of previous day; Agenda bashing
  • 09:00 - 11:30 NDN Code Base: Status and plans for next year
    Moderator: Jeff Burke
  • 11:30 - 12:10 Protocol (and packet format) specification issues
    • Cases for various features of protocol
  • 12:10 - 12:50 Values in Design Team Activities
  • 12:50 - 14:00 working lunch
    • Office hours for getting software working on laptops testbed policy document
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Industry perspectives: What they need, research-wise and code-wise
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Open discussion
  • 15:30 - 15:45 break
  • 15:45 - 16:15 Outreach mechanisms
    • NDN web site, wiki, seminars: issues, suggestions for improvement
    • NDN community meeting plans
  • 16:15 - 16:45 Adjourn, wrap-up, plan satellite submeetings

Local Arrangements / Getting to UCSD

  • Hotel
    For this meeting, all attendees are still expected to make their own hotel reservations and transportation arrangements from their hotels to the meeting. The Estancia La Jolla hotel is also right across the street from the retreat location.

    For CAIDA's list of recommended local hotels including UCSD group rates and 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 on UCSD Campus.

  • Transportation options
  • Meeting Room
    The retreat will be held in the Weaver Center, Malamud Room 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
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