Work Package5

WP5 Dissemination, Standardisation and Exploitation

Objectives and Expected Results

The objectives of WP5 are the following (see DoW):

  1. Define and implement strategies designed to have an impact on the selected areas and communities, and disseminate the results achieved,
  2. Coordinate the actions designed to interact with the standardization world, and
  3. Develop a coordinated plan to exploit the project results.


The main expected results are (see DoW):

  • Project web portal, press releases and news, workshops
  • New edition of MPEG-M part 1, 2 and 3; Amendment to DASH/MMT supporting GreenICN and DRM; New Green MPEG standard supporting GreenICN
  • Adoption of GreenICN solutions for routing, addressing, naming, congestion control and access control into Working Group documents at the ICNRG WG and, possibly, as standards (RFCs) if the pace of standardisation accelerates.
  • Incorporation of GreenICN results pertaining to fragmented networks such as caching mechanisms, access control and information management into 3GPP standardization efforts.
  • Reports to ITU-T Focus Group on Disaster Relief Systems, Network Resilience and recovery. The contributions will be the effect of ICN under networks fragmented at a disaster.
  • Exploitation plan


In the following, the work that has been done in each respective task towards the aforementioned objectives is described, as well as key achievements that have been accomplished in each task. Task 5.3, Exploitation, is only active in M29-M36.

Task 5.1 Dissemination

Summary of Y1

The following work was done and the following results/achievements were obtained:

  • The website (which is always updated promptly) contains general information about the project, the publications of the European partners in GreenICN, as well as the publications of the Japanese partners.
  • The lists the publications made in Japanese language
  • Many peer-reviewed publications could be achieved:
    • Conferences: 14
    • Workshops: 7
    • Poster/demonstrations: 4
    • Journals: 7
    • Books/chapters: 1
    • Pending: 4
  • 29 non-paper submission related presentations were given to disseminate the project vision and its results at universities, conferences, and ICT events
  • 27 Technical Reports were published, mainly to increase dissemination in the Japanese research community
  • Other key activities:
    • Mayutan Arumaithurai co-organized the Future Internet Cluster Virtualization Workshop at the pre-FIA events, Athens, March 2014.
    • Tohru Asami is a member of the sub-committee on Establishment of Resilience to Disasters, Science Council of Japan.
    • An OpenSource Simulator was released by UCL: “Icarus: a simulator for ICN Caching”
    • Jan Seedorf chaired an ICN session at ICC 2013
    • K. Ramakrishnan has been invited to give the keynote at the Infocom NOM workshop, April 2014.

Task 5.2 Standardization

Summary of Y1

In the IETF and IRTF, GreenICN contributed two drafts to the CDNI WG (in the IETF), and made several contributions to the ICNRG (ICN Research Group, in the IRTF). In particular, considerations and concrete use cases for using ICN in disaster scenarios were contributed to the IRTF ICNRG. Additionally, the deployment of a P2P live streaming system over ICN is considered in an Internet Draft contributed to IRTF ICNRG by GreenICN.


In ITU-T a report was made at 5th meeting of FG-DR&NRR in May 2013 on the effects of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami where most of the base stations were running without the connections to the core network, many people in offices could not use social networks because of company policy. The conclusion is that to get the most of such remaining network resources and to provide seamless network services, distributed network infrastructure and services/applications should be designed for a future generation network.

In MPEG a first inventory has been made of areas of endeavor that may yield technologies of interest to the project and to which proposals of standards can be submitted. A multimedia applications friendly Publish/Subscribe Application Format (PSAF) has identified as an area where a standard format can be developed. A proposal of PSAF requirements has been made by GreenICN at the January 2014 meeting and an output document capturing the result of the discussions has been produced. For the March-April 2014 meeting GreenICN is submitting a specific proposal of PSAF technologies.


Summary of Y3

GreenICN Task 5.2 Standardisation has contributed to IETF, ITU and ISO/IEC.

In the IETF/IRTF, GreenICN has made multiple contributions in the project timeframe. The major achievements are:

  1. In the IRTF ICNRG, the document on “Using ICN in Disaster Scenarios” (draft-irtf-icnrg-disaster) has been accepted as a Research Group Item by the ICNRG.
  2. In the IETF, the document “CDNI Request Routing: Footprint and Capabilities Semantics” (draft-ietf-cdni-footprint-capabilities-semantics has passed working group last call in the CDNI WG and is currently being reviewed by the IETF leadership, in order to soon be published as RFC with GreenICN Acknowledgement.

In ITU-T work has covered

  1. Inclusion of information centric networking in“Promising technologies and use cases – Part IV and V” which was published as one volume of FG-DR&NRR Technical Reports in June 2014. GreenICN has contributed to input information centric networking as one of promising technologies used in disaster areas.
  2. Inclusion of GreenICN use-case scenarios in the supplemental document Y.supFNDAN – Supplement to Y.3033 on Scenarios and Use Cases of Data Aware Networking.
  3. Inclusion of requirements and architecture compatible with GreenICN in the draft recommendation Y.DAN-req-arch – Requirements and Architecture of Data Aware Networking.

In MPEG GreenICN has been the main contributor to the following standards

  1. ISO/IEC 23000-16 1st Publish/Subscribe Application Format
  2. ISO/IEC 23006-1 DIS 3rd Architecture

and a major contributor to to the following standards

  1. ISO/IEC 21000-20 2nd Contract Expression Language
  2. ISO/IEC 21000-21 2nd Media Contract Ontology
  3. ISO/IEC 21000-22 1st User Description
  4. ISO/IEC 23001-11 1st ed. Green Metadata
  5. ISO/IEC 23006-2 3rd MPEG Extensible Middleware API
  6. ISO/IEC 23006-3 3rd Conformance and Reference Software

Task 5.3 Exploitation

Summary of Y1

Task 5.3 is only active in M29-M36, but already some preliminary, early exploitation activities have been pursued:

  • UCL has released an Open Source simulator for Caching in ICN
  • Many Standardization efforts have been done (which constitute exploitation in a broader sense)
  • Implementation efforts have started that might result in products, e.g. CEDEO is considering the use of GreenICN peers (end user and service provider) for ICN and related applications that handle governed video services via GreenICN API