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7 April 2017

Mobile edge computing and communication through scalable information-centric networking

Presented By Dr Martin Reed, Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex
  • 3.00pm
  • N.1.12, Haslegrave Building

About this event

Abstract: Mobile edge computing (MEC) is becoming a strong component of future networks. This talk will describe, and demonstrate, the ongoing work of the POINT project that is bringing innovations to both the core networking and delivery of services by utilising MEC. In particular the application of path-based forwarding and information-centric networking (ICN) has allowed a highly efficient and stateless multicast forwarding mechanism to be implemented using commercial software defined networking (SDN) switches. The presented SDN based mechanism overcomes much of the problems with existing SDN solutions. Using this novel forwarding mechanism, together with the flexible naming of ICN, allows features such as scalable multicast delivery and flexible service surrogacy  to be implemented. The talk will include a demonstration that utilises the international POINT testbed that is centred at the University of Essex.