Using linguistic properties of place specification for network naming to improve mobility performance

Jairo López*, Quang Ngoc Nguyen, Zheng Wen, Keping Yu, Takuro Sato

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By considering the definitions and properties from the field of linguistics regarding place specification, a questionnaire that can be used to improve naming in networks is obtained. The questionnaire helps introduce the idea of place specification from linguistics and the concept of metric spaces into network naming schemes. The questionnaire results are used to improve the basic Information-Centric Networking (ICN) architecture’s notoriously lax network naming structure. The improvements are realized by leveraging components from the Named-Node Network Architecture, a minor ICN design, to supply the resulting network architecture with the properties the questionnaire highlights. Evaluation results from experiments demonstrate that modifying the network architecture so that the proposed questionnaire is satisfied results in achieving high mobility performance. Specifically, the proposed system can obtain mean application goodput at above 88% of the ideal result, with a delay below 0.104 s and with the network time-out Interest ratio below 0.082 for the proposed single mobile push producer, single mobile consumer scenario, even when the nodes reach the maximum tested speed of 14 m/s.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2888
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul 1


  • 3NA
  • ICN
  • Information-centric networking
  • Mobile communications
  • NDN
  • Named-node network (3N) architecture (3NA)
  • Network naming and addressing
  • Ns-3
  • Producer–consumer mobility
  • Real-time support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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