A Tussle Analysis for Information-Centric Networking Architectures

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Current Future Internet (FI) research brings out the trend of designing information-oriented networks, in contrast to the current host-centric Internet. Information-centric Networking (ICN) focuses on finding and transmitting information to end-users, instead of connecting end hosts that exchange data. The key concepts of ICN are expected to have significant impact on the FI, and to create new challenges for all associated stakeholders. In order to investigate the motives as well as the arising conflicts between the stakeholders, we apply a tussle analysis methodology in a content delivery scenario incorporating socio-economic principles. Our analysis highlights the interests of the various stakeholders and the issues that should be taken into account by designers when deploying new content delivery schemes under the ICN paradigm.


information-centric networking content delivery future internet architecture tussles incentives socio-economics value network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsAthens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Communications and NetworkingAalto UniversityEspooFinland
  3. 3.Computer LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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