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NDN Community Meeting (NDNcomm 2015): Architecture, Applications, and Collaboration

The NDN Project will host its second NDN community meeting (NDNcomm) on September 28th-29th 2015, the second in a series of meetings.

We also held a two-day Hackathon the weekend before the meeting, Saturday September 26th and Sunday September 27th.

The community meeting will be livestreamed and archived: YouTube Archived Livestream Day 1 - Day 2

|   NDNcomm 2015    Day 1 Stream    Day 2 Stream    Participants    NDN Github    Final Report   |
Date: September 28 (Mon) - 29 (Tue), 2015
Place: Little Theater, Macgowan Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA

Named Data Networking: Architecture, Applications, and Collaboration

University of California at Los Angeles hosted the second NDN Community Meeting in the last week of September 2015. This two-day meeting provides an opportunity for the community to exchange research experience and results, to discuss the current state and future directions of the NDN architecture, and to identify remaining issues. We also plan to hold a 2-day hackathon on Saturday and Sunday September 26th-27th, the weekend before the meeting.

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.

Hackathon: September 26 (Sat) - 27 (Sun)

We are excited to announce the first NDNcomm hackathon at the upcoming community meeting. We welcome participants across all experience levels.

The organizers are reaching out to the community for project suggestions. If you have an idea, please email <>

Project representatives will pitch their ideas to hackathon attendees and act as guides/mentors. We are also planning projects suitable for NDN newcomers. See the Call for Projects Google doc for more information.

Those registered to attend the hackathon should visit the NDNcomm 2015 Hackathon Participant Guide.

Registration closed

Registration is closed.


Presenters, submit PDF slides to webmaster at with permission to link them to the agenda.

All events are in the Macgowan Hall Little Theater except the breakout sessions, which may be held in different locations specified. Presentations will be archived in the day one live stream and day two live stream.

September 26 (Hackathon Saturday)

Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall
  • (Refer to Hackathon Participation Guide for additional details)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Hackathon Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 10:10 Project Idea Pitches
  • Form small groups based on interests
  • Hack
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • Hack
  • 18:00 Dinner and unwind social event (TBD)
  • 20:00 Close Hackathon Saturday

September 27 (Hackathon Sunday)

Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Hackathon Breakfast
  • Hack
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • Hack
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Project judging
  • 18:30 - 20:30 Dinner and committee meeting
  • 20:30 - 21:00 Award presentation
  • 21:00 Close Hackathon Sunday

September 28 (Monday)
Day One Archived Livestream

September 29 (Tuesday)
Day Two Archived Livestream

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Working Breakfast / Breakout Sessions
    • Team-building and writing proposals to support NDN research
      Moderator: KC Claffy (UC San Diego/CAIDA)
      Breakout Room: Melnitz 1410
    • NDN startups
      Moderator: Patrick Crowley (University of Washington at St. Louis)
      Breakout Room: Little Theater
      • Goals:
        1. Establish a shared understanding of why NDN startups are inevitable
        2. Brainstorm startup directions and opportunities
        3. Discuss ways students in particular can get started
    • ICN-over-UDP
      Moderator: Christian Tschudin (University of Basel)
      Breakout Room: Melnitz 1410
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Open Discussion: Questions on Yesterday's Talks, Reflections on Yesterday, Most Interesting Things Learned
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Break
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Industry Lightning Talks (5 min each)
    Moderator: Eve Schooler (Intel)
  • 12:00 - 12:15 Testbed Update/Testbed Participants
  • 12:15 - 13:15 Working Lunch / Discussion
    • (Different subgroups may meet to discuss open technical issues)
  • 13:15 - 14:15 Industry Panel: How is Industry Using NDN, What are Industry Interests, Consortium
    Moderator: Eve Schooler (Intel)
    • Ralph Droms (Cisco)
    • Luca Muscariello (Orange Labs/IRT-SystemX)
    • Borje Ohlman (Ericsson Research)
    • Ignacio Solis (PARC)
    • Guo Qiang Wang (Huawei Technologies)
    • Greg Rutz (CableLabs)
  • 14:15 - 15:00 Wrap-up, review of meeting, final thoughts and feedback for next year
  • 15:00 Adjourn

On registration, participants were asked which topics were most important to see coverage of at NDNcomm 2015. Out of 100 responses:

Top 3: Forwarding Strategy, Scalable Routing, Naming Structure

Side event: ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2015)

In the days right after NDNcomm 2015, the 2nd ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2015) will be taking place in San Francisco, CA. Several NDNcomm participants will be heading to ACM ICN 2015. Registration information can be found on the ICN website.

Program Committee

  • Co-Chair: Jeff Burke (UCLA REMAP)
  • Co-Chair: kc claffy (UC San Diego/CAIDA)
  • Patrick Crowley (Washington State University in St. Louis)
  • Christos Papadopoulos (Colorado State University)
  • Eiichi Muramoto (Panasonic R&D)
  • Tamer Refaei (The MITRE Corporation)
  • Eve Schooler (Intel)
  • Lan Wang (University of Memphis)
  • Lixia Zhang (UCLA)
  • Steve DiBenedetto (Colorado State University)
  • Jeff Thompson (UCLA REMAP)
  • Alexander Afanasyev (UCLA)
  • Vince Lehman (University of Memphis)

Travel Support for students

Travel support is available for full-time students attending the NDN Community Meeting (NDNComm 2015) and NDN Hackathon. Funds for these travel grants are provided by the NDN Consortium.

Travel Grant Application

Grants are available only for full-time students registered for the meeting. Minority and women students from diverse institutions are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those presenting at the meeting. To apply and compete for a travel grant, the student applicant should email the following to

  1. The applying student's curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. An application letter which should include:
    1. A brief summary of the student research interests and accomplishments to date
    2. A statement about why the NDNComm attendance is important to the student
    3. An estimate of the following costs of attending NDNComm: airfare, hotel and meals. It is anticipated that travel grants will partially cover these costs of attendance.
    4. A statement of whether the student has registered for the meeting and proposed to present a paper, poster, etc. in the registration form.
  3. A recommendation letter from the advisor of the student applicant is also required. The letter should provide the following:
    1. A confirmation that the student is a bona fide Ph.D. candidate or a M.Sc./B.Sc. student in good academic standing at the given institution.
    2. An indication about how the student applicant would benefit from attending NDNComm.
    3. A statement of financial commitment to pay the remainder of the student applicants' travel cost not covered by the grant.
    The advisor's letter should be emailed to

Important Dates for travel support

  • Travel Grant Application Submission Deadline: August 21, 2015
  • Travel Grant Award Notification: August 28, 2015
  • Deadline to Accept/Decline Travel Grant Award: September 4, 2015

Local Arrangements / Getting to UCLA

  • Meeting Room
    The meeting will be held in Little Theater in Macgowan Hall on the UCLA campus. The UCLA website provides directions to Macgowan Hall from the east entrance of campus, and a UCLA Campus Map shows Little Theater and its surroundings.
  • Street Address / Taxi Dropoff
    The address of Macgowan Hall for GPS and taxi dropoff is 245 Charles E Young Drive East, Los Angeles, California 90095.
  • Self Parking
    Parking Structure 3 on Charles E. Young Dr East is closest to Macgowan Hall and the Little Theater. The standard parking fee is $12 for an all-day pass, from the pay stations in the parking structure.
  • Airport Shuttle
    The LAX FlyAway Shuttle is an hourly nonstop bus shuttle from LAX airport to a stop on the south end of UCLA campus, 1.5 miles from Macgowan hall for $10 one-way (credit card only, no cash accepted).
  • Recommended Accomodations
  • International Visitors: Visa Letter of Invitation

    Please be aware that in order to attend NDNcomm 2015 you may need a visa to enter the United States. Attendees are responsible for attaining their own visas, but we can assist by providing a letter of invitation if your local consular office requires it.

For transportation concerns, general questions and help, contact

Support for NDNcomm 2015

NDNcomm 2015 is supported by the contributions of industry members of the Named Data Networking Consortium, including Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Cisco Systems, Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Huawei Technologies, Intel Corporation, Juniper Networks, Panasonic Corporation, Verisign, Inc., ViaSat. Local arrangements are in cooperation with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, UCLA Network Operations Center, and UCLA Internet Research Laboratory. NDN research is partially supported by the National Science Foundation (Award CNS-1345318 and others).

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