Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems. 7th International ICST Conference, BROADNETS 2010, Athens, Greece, October 25–27, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Developing Information Networking Further: From PSIRP to PURSUIT

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30376-0_1,
        author={Nikos Fotiou and Pekka Nikander and Dirk Trossen and George Polyzos},
        title={Developing Information Networking Further: From PSIRP to PURSUIT},
        proceedings={Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems. 7th International ICST Conference, BROADNETS 2010, Athens, Greece, October 25--27, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={BROADNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={PSIRP PURSUIT},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30376-0_1}
    }
    
  • Nikos Fotiou
    Pekka Nikander
    Dirk Trossen
    George Polyzos
    Year: 2012
    Developing Information Networking Further: From PSIRP to PURSUIT
    BROADNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30376-0_1
Nikos Fotiou1,*, Pekka Nikander2,*, Dirk Trossen3,*, George Polyzos1,*
  • 1: Athens University of Economics and Business
  • 2: Ericsson Research
  • 3: University of Cambridge
*Contact email: fotiou@aueb.gr, pekka.nikander@ericsson.com, dirk.trossen@cl.cam.ac.uk, polyzos@aueb.gr

Abstract

PSIRP (Publish-Subscribe Internet Routing Paradigm) is an EU FP7 funded project that has developed a clean-slate architecture for the future Internet, based on the publish-subscribe primitives (rather than the send-receive ones), all the way down to the core networking functions. The PSIRP vision is a pure information-centric Internet architecture, possibly providing remedies to many of the current Internet problems. In PSIRP, all is information and everything is about information. Content-based identities, recursive application of ideas, cryptographic techniques, and the Trust-to-Trust principle are all extensively used to achieve the design goals. Furthermore, incentive compatibility and socio-economic considerations are guiding the design from the outset, to ground the project in reality and to provide credible and viable potential deployment paths. The project has developed, implemented, and preliminarily evaluated solutions for rendezvous, topology formation and routing, and information forwarding, with ongoing work currently focusing in experimenting.