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EU-Japan FP7 GreenICN project successfully completed with a grade of “EXCELLENT”

After three years of intensive research, the EU-Japan FP7 collaborative research project “GreenICN – Architecture and Applications of Green Information Centric Networking” successfully passed the final review in Tokyo, Japan on the 25th of May, 2016 with a grade of “Excellent”.

A great achievement considering the fact that GreenICN was one of the first set of EU-Japan collaborative projects and the team utilized cultural differences to their advantage in order to achieve such a great result.

Below are some photos of our memorable association:




GreenICN makes its presence felt @ ACM ICN 2014, Paris.

ACM ICN-2014, the 1st ACM conference on Information-Centric Networking was held in Paris from the 24th-26th September. The conference received a large number of submissions of which 17 were selected for full paper (acceptance ratio: 17%) and 8 were selected for posters. The conference also had a demonstration session with 10 demos.

GreenICN partners had two full papers and also a demonstration. GreenICN paper titled “Exploting ICN for flexible management of software-defined networks” was selected as the best paper of the conference.

13 GreenICN partners (8 Japanese and 5 European) attended the main conference. Some of them attended the tutorial sessions preceding the conference as well as the special ICNRG session on the next day.



ICN focus at ICNP 2013

Since 1993, the annual IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP) has established itself as one of the premier conferences in the computer networking field. ICNP deals with all aspects of communication protocols, including design, analysis, specification, verification, implementation, and performance. ICNP is a highly competitive conference in computer science, where only around 10-20% top ranked papers are selected from all submissions, based on the double-blind reviews by its program committee composed of highly reputed international scholars in the field of computer networking.

The 21st edition of ICNP, ICNP 2013 (, is one of the most successful events in ICNP history – it attracted highest number of participants (more than 150 registered attendees) and a highest number of submissions (252), with a highest number of full paper presentations (46). It was held at the Mathematics Institute at the University of Göttingen, October 7-10, 2013, where forefathers of computer science like Profs. Carl Friedrich Gauss, David Hilbert, Emmy Noether and Von Neumann taught or worked. It is first premium international conference organized by the young Institute of Computer Science, which was founded 11 years ago. Prof. Dr. Xiaoming Fu of the Institute of Computer Science served as General Co-Chair, together with Dr. Volker Hilt of Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent. Prof. Dr. Dieter Hogrefe, director of the Institute of Computer Science, was the conference finance chair/treasurer.

Of special highlight was the notion of Information Centric Networking (ICN), a key innovation in the area of future Internet. ICNP’13 had a specific session on ICN and the panel was centric to “The Future of Information-Centric Networking”, where experts from the academia and industry raised various opinions and prospects on this future Internet technology. In this domain, the University of Goettingen is coordinating a new EU research project GreenICN  – Architecture and Applications of Green Information Centric Networking, which aims to address upcoming challenges of energy efficiency and disaster management with ICN.

Four workshops as well as PhD forum will be held on Monday, October 7th, 2013:

  • 8th Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec)
  • 3rd Int’l Capacity Sharing Workshop (CSWS)
  • 3rd Workshop on Rigorous Protocol Engineering (WRiPE)
  • 2nd Int’l Workshop on Vehicular Communications and Applications (VCA)

Distinguished keynote speakers were:

  • Prof. Anja Feldmann (T-Labs/TU Berlin, Germany, recipient of the 2011 Leibniz price of the German Research Foundation, DFG), “On the importance of Internet eXchange Points for today’s Internet ecosystem”
  • Dr. K. K. Ramakrishnan (AT&T Labs-Research, USA, IEEE Fellow and AT&T Fellow), on “Networking Cloud Data Centers: Providing Dependable Storage and Computation”