NDN Community Meeting (NDNcomm 2014): Architecture, Applications, and Collaboration

The NDN Project hosted the first NDN community meeting (NDNcomm) on September 4th-5th 2014, the first in a series of meetings.

The talks at NDNcomm will be archived on Livestream for those who who wish to review the meeting remotely.

Date: September 4 (Thu) - 5 (Fri), 2014
Place: Little Theater, Macgowan Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA

Named Data Network: Architecture, Applications, and Collaboration

We are pleased to announce the first NDNcomm meeting: an opportunity to discuss existing capabilities and potential opportunities for the NDN software platform to serve the scientific research community. This 2-day meeting will be hosted by UCLA in the first week of September 2014.

Our goals for this meeting are (to be refined based on community input):

  1. elaborate on the current state of the NDN software platform and supporting libraries and applications
  2. describe state of current operational NDN testbed, and how to participate
  3. showcase external research using the NDN software platform and testbed
  4. debate existing and proposed functionality to support security and privacy at different layers of the architecture
  5. share examples of educational use of NDN, including tutorial material
  6. provide a forum to guide the evolution of the NDN architecture, key implementation artifacts including APIs, and to provide feedback proposing potential changes based on implementation and deployment experience
  7. discuss a vision/roadmap for the community interested in advancing NDN deployment and usability, and how to accelerate deployment, both from research and commercial perspectives
  8. provide an opportunity for interested members of the community to engage in hands-on-training to use NDN software or testbed platforms

Based on community interest and submissions, we are receptive to a variety of forms of participation at this meeting, e.g, technical talks, panels, tutorials, demonstrations, hands-on learning. In order to maximize interaction and dig deeper into selected topics, we will have a series of focused discussion sessions that include a few short talks (10-15 minutes), but leaving lots of time for conversation and debate.

The NDN project uses current and future applications to drive the development and deployment of the architecture and its supporting modules, to test prototype implementations, and to encourage an iterative cycle of hands-on experimentation, evaluation, and design. So, we particularly encourage contributions that consider specific case studies, application requirements, and real-world scenarios.

Registration for this meeting is closed.


Submission deadlineAugust 1, 2014
Acceptance notificationAugust 10, 2014
Meeting datesSeptember 4-5, 2014 (Thursday-Friday)

Recommended Reading List

Program Committee

  • Co-Chair: kc claffy (UC San Diego)
  • Co-Chair: Jeff Burke (UCLA REMAP)
  • Giovanna Carofiglio (Alcatel-Lucent)
  • Allison Mankin (VeriSign Labs)
  • Dave Oran (Cisco)
  • Christos Papadopoulos (Colorado State University)
  • Eve Schooler (Intel)
  • Beichuan Zhang (University of Arizona)
  • Lixia Zhang (UCLA)


Unless noted, all events are in the Macgowan Hall Little Theater. Presentations will be archived on Livestream.

September 3 (Wednesday)

  • 13:00 - 17:00 (optional) Named Data Networking Tutorial - Rehearsal for ACM ICN
    • Christos Papadopoulos (Colorado State University) will host an informal tutorial rehearsal in the afternoon for those able and willing to attend, in preparation for the NDN tutorial at ACM ICN 2014. Draft agenda
    • Jeff Burke (UCLA REMAP), ICN Tutorial Dry Run Intro
    • Jeff Burke (UCLA REMAP), Application Support

September 4 (Thursday)

September 5 (Friday)

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
    • Yingdi Yu (UCLA) "office hours" configuring ChronoChat
  • 09:00 - 09:45 Open Discussion: Reflections on Yesterday, Most Interesting Things Learned
    Moderator: kc claffy
  • 09:45 - 10:30 New Applications
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Discussion
    Moderator: kc claffy
  • 10:45 - 11:15 Break
  • 11:15 - 12:00 Security
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Panel Discussion: Industry view of NDN security and privacy landscape
    Panelists: Eve Schooler (Intel), Allison Mankin (VeriSign Inc), and Ignacio Solis (PARC)
    • Discussion questions:
      1. What is the biggest security or privacy problem of the current Internet that you think NDN can mitigate?
      2. What is the security or privacy aspect of the NDN architecture that will be the hardest to address?
  • 12:30 - 13:30 lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Technical Discussion about NDN Design
    Moderator: kc claffy
    • Massimo Gallo (Alcaltel-Lucent)
    • Mark Stapp (Cisco Systems)
    • Leonce Mekinda (Orange Labs/ France Telecom R&D)
    • Required reading: Named Data Networking Technical Report
    • Discussion questions:
      1. What is the biggest showstopper in the NDN architecture for the problem(s) you are trying to solve? How would you like to see it addressed?
      2. What other holes do you believe exist in the current description of the NDN architecture?
      3. What do you consider to be the highest priorities in addressing the unanswered questions? Any suggestions on how to address them? Any offers to help?
      4. What is the most interesting / challenging application domain for NDN to consider now? What are the key challenges there it can help address?
  • 15:00 - 15:15 break
  • 15:15 - 16:00 Building Community
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Discussion: How to promote broader adoption and involvement
    Moderator: Jeff Burke
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Wrap-up, review of meeting

For transportation concerns, general questions and help, contact ndn-registration@caida.org

Additional Content

NDNcomm 2014: Participants

This page contains the list of participants of the first NDN community meeting (NDNcomm) on September 4-5, 2014.

NDN Community Meeting (NDNcomm 2014) Visa Letter of Invitation

Attendees are responsible for attaining their own visas Please be aware that in order to attend NDNcomm 2014 you may need a visa to enter the United States. We encourage you to contact the Consular Section of the Embassy or Consulate near your location to determine how to apply, and the likely time required for the process of visa issuance. NDNcomm 2014 has no influence over the issuance of a visa.

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