Information-Centric Networking: Research and Standardization Status

Keping Yu, Suyong Eum, Toshihiko Kurita, Qiaozhi Hua*, Takuro Sato, Hidenori Nakazato, Tohru Asami, Ved P. Kafle

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Information-centric networking (ICN) is a new approach to networking contents rather than devices that hold the contents. It has recently attracted much attention of network research and standardization communities. National and multi-national funded research projects have progressed worldwide. International Telecommunication Union-Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) started ICN standardization activities in 2012. In parallel, the standards-oriented research cooperation is progressing in the Information-Centric Networking Research Group (ICNRG) of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). All these global efforts have been collectively advancing the novel network architecture of ICN. However, there are very few surveys and discussions on the detailed ICN standardization status. To update the reader with information about the ICN research and standardization related activities, this paper starts with the history of global activities on ICN from 2010, giving references to various projects. It then describes the recent progress in the standardization of ICN component technologies in ITU-T and various documents produced by ICNRG. Lastly, it discusses the future directions for progressing ICN.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8821346
Pages (from-to)126164-126176
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Data aware networking
  • ITU-T
  • Information-centric networking
  • Standardization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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