SAIL Scalable & Adaptive Internet Solutions Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:05:22 +0000 en hourly 1 Press release: Future Media Distribution using Information Centric Networks Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:18:19 +0000 admin Continue reading »]]> (A PDF version of the press release is available here)

  • EU-funded project SAIL has developed mechanisms and protocols for Information Centric Networks (ICN) that help to manage the heavy workload of transferring media information more efficiently than today’s networks.
  • EFRAIM and other research projects will benefit from this work and continue to further detail the future solutions for media distribution – their business models and customer satisfaction are two key elements of these solutions.
  • SAIL has been part of the creation of the ICN Research Group (ICN-RG) within the research part of the standards organization IETF, as ICN is close to possible first deployment.

How will users access media in the future? And what factors will affect the performance of media distribution?
The EU-funded project SAIL, Scalable and Adaptive Internet Solutions, has helped to evolve the current network to better fit tomorrow’s needs. The project is led by Ericsson, and involves 25 leading telecommunications players from Europe, Australia and Israel. It is funded by the European Commission’s seventh framework program (FP7), started in August 2010, and ends February 2013.
Users accessing information and applications are mobile and they expect their computing environment to follow them. The project solutions will ensure that the user’s favorite applications are responsive and perceived as being available at “arm’s length” – no matter where they are in the world. The NetInf system for Information Centric Networking has been used in SAIL as a research platform to enable users to address content directly, rather than addressing servers to get the closest copy. This is being demonstrated at the event ‘Future Media Distribution using Information Centric Networks’ in Stockholm 13th February.
SAIL has also presented Cloud Networking as a concept to automatically establish and manage distributed cloud resources (computation, storage and networking) within and across providers’ domains, making it possible for operators to be part of interconnected clouds across the internet.
SAIL partners have been involved in the creation of the ICN Research Group (ICN-RG). ICNRG is part of the Internet Research Task Force, IRTF which is a parallel organization to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), that develops and promotes Internet standards.
EFRAIM is a national Swedish project, funded by VINNOVA, Sweden’s innovation agency. The purpose of the project is to identify and develop distributed network solutions for media distribution. The solutions should be robust, scalable, cost efficient and above all energy efficient. The consortium includes content owners, producers, distributors, vendors, operators and researchers. The mix of partners in the project will ensure that the identified solutions will be technically relevant and commercially attractive.
Existing and newly-developed solutions will be analyzed in detail regarding total energy consumption for the media delivery, user behaviors and experienced quality.
Partners, SAIL:
Ericsson (Sweden), Alcatel-Lucent (Germany), Nokia Siemens Networks (Finland), NEC Europe (Germany), France Telecom (France), Telefónica Research and Development (Spain), Telecom Italia (Italy), Portugal Telecom Inovação, (Portugal), SICS (Sweden), IST-UTL (Portugal), University of Paderborn (Germany), Aalto University (Finland), KTH (Sweden), Fraunhofer AISEC (Germany), University of Bremen, (Germany), Hewlett-Packard (UK), Fundacion Robotiker (Spain), Institut Telecom (France), Technion, (Israel), DOCOMO Eurolabs (Germany), Inria (France), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), NICTA (Australia), Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), Lyatiss (France).

Partners, EFRAIM:
Acreo, SICS, LTH, Ericsson, SVT, TV4, TeliaSonera, Spotify, Qbrick and Peerialism. (All from Sweden).

For further information, please contact:
Project websites:
SAIL Project Manager: Thomas Edwall (Ericsson), phone: +46 10 719 6310
EFRAIM Project Manager: Andreas Aurelius (Acrea, Swedish ICT AB), phone: +46 8 632 7802

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Three new deliverables from SAIL available online Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:45:25 +0000 admin Continue reading »]]> Three new deliverables from SAIL have been made available in the list of deliverables:

D.A.8: Evaluation of business models
Abstract: Due to the growing traffic volume in the Internet, new technical solutions are being developed. The three SAIL technologies, i.e. Network of Information (NetInf), Open Connectivity Services (OConS) and Cloud Networking (CloNe), aim at improving the scalability and performance of the Internet, as well as to increase the quality of experience for end users. The changing technical structure also changes the industry and market structure. This document aims at discussing the business and regulatory potential of the three SAIL technologies. After the market and ecosystem overview and the stakeholder analysis, potential business models for each of the technologies are proposed. The value of this work is the set of recommendations for technical development of each technology, which were based on the analysis reported in this work.

D.B.3: Final NetInf Architecture
Abstract: This deliverable on the “Final NetInf Architecture” provides an update on the NetInf architecture that resulted from recent prototyping and evaluation activities in the SAIL project. Based on experiences from prototyping individual components, interoperability tests, integration into systems and scalability and performance evaluations as well as  community feedback, the NetInf architecture has been advanced. In addition, more aspects of the systems such as specific Convergence Layers and routing mechanisms have been developed and specified.

D.D.3: Refined Architecture
Abstract: This document describes the final cloud networking architecture proposed by SAIL work package D. Cloud networking aims at providing on-demand elastic network services to connect existing data centre based cloud infrastructures across wide area networks. In order to achieve that we propose the  flash network slice, a network resource that can be provisioned and reconfi gured in a timeframe that is compatible with current provisioning of virtual machines in a data centre.
We consider a multi-provider scenario, where network and data centre providers must cooperate to implement global virtual infrastructures. This is enabled through provisioning  interfaces and inter-provider protocols defi ned in the present architecture. The architecture introduces a layering of functions, interfaces and interactions within single cloud network operators, across cloud network operators, and with cloud network customers to implement complete end-to-end services. Management algorithms for user goal translation, fault and resource management are presented, including results from practical experimentation and simulations. Security goals and policy based access control mechanisms are described. This final version of the cloud networking architecture represents a refi nement over the initial architecture after experience gained in prototyping and simulating management and security functions and the implementation of a complete integrated multi-data centre, multi-operator cloud networking eco-system.


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New deliverable available: Description of Implemented Prototype Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:42:16 +0000 admin Continue reading »]]> A new public deliverable is available, which you can find among the other published deliverables in the list of deliverables:

D-D.2: Description of Implemented Prototype

This document describes the implementation of the Cloud Network (CloNe) prototyping. Cloud networking in the context of SAIL focuses on the integrated provisioning of network resources connected to data centre resources on-demand. As such, existing data  centre-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) can be interconnected through the wide area network using a network service model. At the core of the solution resides a distributed control plane which binds resources together and thus creates full virtual infrastructures. A new network service interface that fits the needs of cloud computing has been designed and implemented. This document presents the tools utilized in prototyping, extensions performed to existing tools, components that were implemented from scratch, as well as how those components were integrated into a system.

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Two deliverables describing SAIL prototyping plans available now Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:24:33 +0000 admin Continue reading »]]> During the summer, SAIL submitted two interesting deliverables to the Commission. These two public reports from the SAIL project are now available from the list of deliverables.

D-A.9: Description of Overall Prototyping Use Cases, Scenarios and Integration Points

This document presents the overall prototyping scenarios, use cases and integration points in the SAIL project.  Three prototyping scenarios derived from the project overall use cases de fined in D.A.1 are described: Event with Large Crowd, Dynamic Enterprise and Elastic NetInf Deployment. These scenarios integrate the work from the di fferent technical work packages NetInf, OConS and CloNe.  An overview on how the prototype components will be integrated and some means to achieve the integration is also documented.

D-C.3: Demonstrator Specification and Integration Plan

This document is a public deliverable of the EU-FP7 project SAIL (Scalable Adaptive Internet Solutions ) and describes the demonstrator activities and prototype integration plan for the SAIL workpackage ‘Open Connectivity Service (OConS)’ with the target of final realization at project end. Moreover, details of cross-WP cooperation are given from an OConS perspective in addition to the project-wide description in the related deliverable D.A.9 “Description of overall prototyping use cases, scenarios and integration points”.

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ICN-2012, Friday, Aug 17 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:58:05 +0000 admin Continue reading »]]> This week, the ACM SIGCOMM 2012 Conference is held in Helsinki, Finland and on Friday, August 17, the SAIL co-organised second ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Information-Centric Networking (ICN-2012) will take place.

Two out of three Technical Program Chairs are SAIL participants, namely Dirk Kutscher (NEC Laboratories Europe – Germany) and Börje Ohlman (Ericsson – Sweden).

In Session 3: Forwarding and Caching (Friday 14:00-15:30), the SAIL paper On the Effects of Caching in Access Aggregation Networks, John Ardelius, Björn Grönvall (SICS), Lars Westberg, Åke Arvidsson (EAB), will be presented.

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“NetInf Content Delivery and Operations” deliverable available Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:42:58 +0000 admin Continue reading »]]> The document NetInf Content Delivery and Operations, a public deliverable from the SAIL project, is now available from the list of deliverables.

Abstract of the report:

This deliverable on “NetInf Content Delivery and Operations” reports on the results of the NetInf
development work on content delivery, applications, and operations/management. It describes
the NetInf Protocol and key components of the NetInf architecture such as an object model,
a naming scheme, the NetInf Convergence Layer approach and several specific NetInf Convergence
Layers that have been developed. This document also presents the NetInf approach to
global connectivity and discusses operational considerations for the NetInf technology in specific
deployments. It also provides an evaluation of several mechanisms for transport, caching and
management and a conceptual description of service placement in NetInf networks, together with
a service placement optimization approach. The NetInf “Event with Large Crowd” demonstration
scenario integrates the different technology components and corresponding SAIL partner
developments and provides a basis for evaluation.

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Open Source NetInf software – new version released Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:34:59 +0000 admin Continue reading »]]> SAIL has released a new version of its open source NetInf (Network of Information) software.

The package consists of different implementations of name-content binding validation algorithms for the NI URI format that SAIL members published earlier (see SAIL list of publications) and additional protocol and NetInf router/client implementations.

Recent changes include the implementation of new features of the NI URI format, including: truncated hash suites, a binary name format, and a human-readable format.

The package provides implementations in different languages, including C, Clojure, Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby. There are also additional tools such as patches to curl and wget and shells scripts for web server support.

The software is available at and is licensed under Apache-2.0.

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Sixth quarterly newsletter from SAIL Wed, 09 May 2012 13:19:04 +0000 admin Continue reading »]]> The sixth quarterly newsletter from SAIL is now available. You can download the newsletter here (link).

In the newsletter you will find an overview of the achievements and activities within the SAIL project during the last quarter. In the “under the spotlight” section in this issue we highlight the upcoming SAIL Summer School in June this year.

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SAIL newsletter #6 – April 2012 Wed, 09 May 2012 13:17:56 +0000 admin Continue reading »]]> Below is the 6th quarterly newsletter from the SAIL project. A printable, PDF, version of the SAIL newsletter #6 can be downloaded here.

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SAIL Project Newsletter, issue #6 – April 2012

Editor: Luis M. Correia
1. Editorial

This year, spring and blooming nature in countries of the northern hemisphere is synchronised with spring and blooming of results in the SAIL project. With less than the time it takes to make a baby left to the project, we are entering an intense phase of project result dissemination where everything that has been cooking inside the project is about to be brought into the light. NetInf (WP-B) are now proud parents of a the new born nilib, a package consisting of different implementations of namecontent binding validation algorithms for the NI URI format that SAIL members published earlier. nilib also contains additional protocol and NetInf router/client implementations and can be found at

As in families, the birth of a child is though just the beginning of a life-time adventure. It is the responsibility of the parents to cater for that the coming generation get a good start in life and are fostered to continue developing what their ancestors invented. In SAIL, we take that responsibility seriously and as a sign of that our Summer School for students, post-docs and researchers will be the place for us to explain, in depth, our view of their Future Internet. Take the chance to read more about the Summer School in this newsletter, and why not book the week of 25th June for attending in person in beautiful Santander, Spain?

An aspect of growing older is that with age comes wisdom, at least if you manage to keep your senses open and receptive to what is happening around you. If you do not do that, your wisdom would likely be perceived as stubbornness. For our project, we intend to interact with other close relatives at similar stage of life through a series of workshops. At FuNeMS, in Berlin in July, for instance, there will be a Cloud Networking workshop co-organised by SAIL and three other FP7 projects. About a month later in Helsinki, there will be a second ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Information-Centric Networking, co-organised by us and renowned expert from the international network research community.

As you can see, even if that getting out of the winter, SAIL has not hibernate. All of this you can read more about further down…

Thomas Edwall (Project Manager)
Benoit Tremblay (Technical Manager)

2. Under the Spotlight:
Focus on SAIL Summer School

SAIL Summer School Future Internet explained – today!
The SAIL project has been already running for more than one year and a half. During this time, we have been able to acquire a wide knowledge on the Future Internet and some of its most important barebones. Although a large number of dissemination activities have been carried out, most of them consisting on the presentation of project results in different conferences, journals, etc., the SAIL Summer School now gives the opportunity to students and researchers to get a unique insight about the latest research aspects and trends of this fascinating subject.

Between June 25th and 28th, some of the people working in the SAIL project will offer in Santander (Spain) a complete view of some of the key concepts of the Future Internet. In particular, they will cover topics such as Cloud Networking, Network Virtualisation, Network of Information and Open Connectivity Services. The detailed programme is shown in the table below. All the lectures will be carried out by top researchers in these areas.

25 Monday 26 Tuesday27 Wednesday28 Thursday
9:30A SAILor's view on the future Internet
B. Tremblay (Ericsson)
(Video recording of session)
Open Connectivity Services (1)
A. Timm-Giel (U. Hamburg)
(Video recording of session)
R. Agüero (U. Cantabria)
(Video recording of session)
Information Centric Networking and NetInf
H. Karl (U. Paderborn)
(Video recording of session)
Performance Analysis of Network of Caches
L. Muscariello (Orange)
(Video recording of session)
11:00Coffee Break
Coffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee Break
11:30Network Virtualization (1)
P. Sjodin (KTH)
(Video recording of session)
Open Connectivity Services (2)
Xi Li (U. Bremen)
(Video recording of session)
GIN: A Hybrid Approach to ICN
M. D'Ambrosio (Telecom Italia)
(Video recording of session)
Network Economics Methods
H. Hämmäinen (U. Aalto)
(Video recording of session)
12:30Keynote: On the Brink of the Networked Society
M. Eriksson (Ericsson)
(Video recording of session)
13:00Lunch BreakLunch BreakLunch Break
Lunch Break
14:30Network Virtualization (2)
P. Sjodin (KTH)
(Video recording of session)
Probabilistic Routing for DTN based on learning and contacts
S. Pérez (Tecnalia)
(Video recording of session)
Protocols for Distributed Management (1)
R. Stadler (KTH)
(Video recording of session)
Closing Keynote: Internet of the Things and Smart Cities
L. Muñoz (U. Cantabria)
16:00Coffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee Break
16:30Hands-on session: Cloud computing with OpenStack
H. Puthalath (Ericsson)
E. Fernández Casado (Ericsson)
PhD Work-in-Progress SessionProtocols for Distributed Management (2)
R. Stadler (KTH)
EveningSAIL Summer School Social Event

The venue of the Summer School, Santander, is a northern Spanish city which, besides providing an outstanding backdrop for the event, is becoming one of the most advanced and broad Internet of the Things (IoT) living laboratory. In this sense, the already interesting program will be complemented by two keynotes, which are somehow related to the Smart City paradigm that Santander is fostering. Mikael Eriksson (Ericsson Consumer Lab, Sweden) will talk about the upcoming Networked Society challenges and possibilities, while Prof. Luis Muñoz (Technical Manager of SmartSantander – VII Framework flagship project on experimental IoT platforms) will close the Summer School, by giving a talk on the role that smart cities and IoT may have on the Future Internet.

In addition to all the lectures, including a hands-on session, with exercises and challenges to be handled by the attendees, the Summer School will also incorporate within its program a Work-in-Progress session, in which Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to discuss with colleagues, on an open and flexible environment, their research on any topic related to the Future Internet. An award will be given to the best contribution, considering both its technical merit and the presentation.

From here, we encourage everybody to take the opportunity to get the latest insights about the Future Internet, while enjoying an appealing social program within a fantastic landscape. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Santander. The registration is open until May 31st, 2012.

For all the detailed information about the SAIL Summer School, visit

3. Inside SAIL:
News from WPs and Themes

WP-A Impact and Collaboration Enabling (ICE)

The work is proceeding around socio-economics, as well as standardisation and migration, aspects. These are crucial in order to create and anchor the impact of SAIL results in a wider scope. Together, these areas will support the efforts to get SAIL solutions implemented across the “live” Internet.

We also decided extend the SAIL presence to Facebook, in addition to our presence on LinkedIn, TwitterYoutube, Slideshare and Google+. Why? Well, Facebook is after all a social network used by many people across the world, and you might not be an exception. By liking SAIL on Facebook you will get updates from us right into your Facebook feed, so you don’t need to look for it elsewhere.

WP-B Network of Information (NetInf)

WP-B is developing the Network of Information, an Information-Centric Networking (ICN) architecture with a focus on support for heterogeneous technological and administrative domains. SAIL partners and collaborators have recently updated the specification of the NI scheme for “Naming Things with Hashes” in two Internet Drafts: draft-farrell-decade-ni and drafthallambaker-decade-ni-params. The specifications have been extended to include support for different representation formats of NI names, including a binary format (intended for
constrained environments and packet-level communications) and a human-readable format.

SAIL has recently released parts of the NetInf ICN software as open source. The package consists of different implementations of namecontent binding validation algorithms for the NI format and additional protocol and NetInf router/client implementations. The software, available at, is licensed under Apache-2.0. It includes implementations from multiple SAIL partners in the C, Ruby, Python, Java, PHP, and Clojure programming languages.

These software components are being used for experiments and prototyping activities within SAIL. For example, SAIL is currently developing a testbed for NetInf experiments in a so-called “Event with Large Crowd” scenario - a challenging ICN scenario with a high demand for content in a geographical scope, involving node mobility, intermittent connectivity and caching/rendezvous services provided by network infrastructure. The prototype components include mobile terminals, in-network caching, name resolution services and NetInf routers.

ICN as a networking research topic is gaining traction fast. There was an ICN side meeting at IETF-83 with many interesting presentations and discussions. There was an Emerging Design Choices in Name-Oriented Networking Workshop at Infocom-2012, and there will be a SIGCOMM-2012 workshop on Information-Centric Networking. Moreover, there is currently an open call for papers for a Elsevier Computer Communications Journal special issue on ICN – we are looking forward to your submission.

WP-C Open Connectivity Service (OConS)

OConS mechanisms range from the access to the core networks, from the physical to network and transport layers; thus, the OConS mechanisms introduced in Deliverable D.C.1 “Architectural concepts of connectivity services” (available at have to be orchestrated in the most appropriate manner for any given use-case.

Within the overall SAIL flash crowd scenario, and to support the NetInf and the CloNe approaches, OConS is focussing on a couple of use-cases related with these novel networking paradigms. Accordingly, we take as input the requirements from NetInf or, respectively, CloNe, and based on a specific communication context we configure, instantiate, and use (i.e., orchestrate) the appropriate combination of OConS mechanisms to offer the requested connectivity services. Thus, we are currently dedicating our efforts to the design of OConS Orchestration functionalities and procedures, to the specification of the Data Model with its necessary abstractions, and to the definition of the Interfaces and their messages.

Concerning prototyping activities, capitalising on the successful demonstration of several OConS mechanisms during the SAIL meeting last January, we are now going a step further and prepare the prototype integration plan. This document aims at investigating and describing the way several prototyped mechanisms are supposed to work together, showing the benefit of the orchestration of OConS mechanisms, and fostering the cross-WP cooperation around two use-cases, NetInf and CloNe.

WP-D Cloud Networking (CloNe)

WP-D is developing an architecture for Cloud Networking utilising the flash network slices concept. This includes appropriate interfaces, and a reference model that spans multiple heterogeneous providers, including multi network operator for providing on-demand computing, storage and networking via a unified interface. A public demonstration of prototyping activities is being prepared for FuNeMs 2012.

This demonstration includes multiple aspects, like definition and description of virtual infrastructure and FNS via a graphical user interface for end users, which then proceeds to decomposition of this virtual infrastructure into individual domain specific resources that are then connected together via a distributed control plane/protocol. Functional aspects in the actual system include configuration negotiation, configuration and connection of different networks, resource management and application deployment. This happens over a test bed spanning Europe with individual sites spread over Stockholm, Sweden (EAB), Aveiro, Portugal (PTIN), Paris, France (IT), Bristol, UK (HP) and Lyon, France (Lyatiss).

The demonstration involves the deployment of an actual distributed service, in this case an ecommerce application. An e-commerce web server and application is implemented, simulating a real life scenario when the business owner has a web server in Sweden and decides to extend its business to France, Portugal or UK. It demands infrastructure and FNS specifying the location and other necessary properties. After deploying the infrastructure and FNS, the client ecommerce front end is deployed in newly created VM in the remote site and it can be accessed by any client via a public IP address. The architecture work brings all these elements as well as the gained expertise from prototyping to refine the initial architecture and document it in the next public deliverable.

The CloNe architecture will be detailed at a conceptual level. Technologies for implementing components and functions of a CloNe system will be presented to demonstrate implementation of the architecture.

Prototyping and Experimentation Theme

After the successful internal demonstration and prototyping workshop in Lisbon, Jan. 2012, the Prototyping Theme entered the next phase in preparing the framework for the project-wide demonstration activities and the public demonstration and show-case events. The description of the planned demonstration scenarios, and the cross-WP cooperation is currently under discussion, will be published shortly in Deliverable DA.9 “Description of overall prototyping use cases, scenarios and integration points”. In the meantime, NetInf and OConS, as
well as CloNe and OConS, have discussed the opportunities for common use cases on a bilateral basis, and have intensified their cooperation on the integration points.

Security Theme

VXDL is a high-level language for describing dynamic virtual infrastructures supported by the VXDLForum ( It aims at providing a simple but efficient way for virtual infrastructures’ users and providers to describe the object of their interactions.

The extensions of VXDL carried out in the security theme of SAIL are focused on security aspects, enforcing two main points: the definition of which management operations are permitted to whom on the resources the infrastructure is comprised of, and the ability to define hierarchical security zones and permitted network connections between them.

Network Management Theme

The Network Management Theme has been investigating several specific items pertaining to management between WPs. One key item is the qualitative analysis of different architectural design options to be used for implementing resource management for both OConS and CloNe. Fig. 2 illustrates three out of many viable options, each of which is modelling differently which entity is the authority in managing available network, computing, and storage resources.

Fig. 2. Architectural Options for Resource Management for OConS and CloNe.

In a), OConS controls the complete resource pool and all resource management (RM) occurs via OConS’s RM API. CloNe may optionally support its own API to customise the OConS RM API for CloNe purposes. The case where CloNe takes the place of OConS and vice versa is also a plausible option.

In b), a SAIL central authority is in control of the complete resource pool and any RM occurs via a general SAIL RM API. Both OConS and CloNe may optionally support their own APIs to customise the SAIL RM API for OConS and CloNe purposes.

In c), a SAIL central authority enables resource partitioning, and allows both OConS and CloNe to control their assigned resource pool using their specific RM APIs. Access to the SAIL RM API may be provided through the OConS or CloNe RM APIs(Fig. 2), or via direct access to the SAIL RM API (not shown in Fig. 2) by OConS and CloNe.

The above cases provide different solutions to managing the overall available resource pool consistently and ensure that resource conflicts are visible by a single authority. This solution space is currently being analysed and may be influenced by prototyping activities and security and domain constraints as dictated by the other themes in SAIL.

4. Looking Outside:
Views on SAIL

SAIL has organised two ICN panels at NOMS 2012

SAIL representatives Marcus Brunner (NEC) and Prosper Chemouil (Orange Labs) were invited to organise Panel Sessions on ICN at IFIP/IEEE NOMS 2012 (16-20 Apr. 2012, Maui, HI, USA).

Panel 1 – Software-defined Networking (Chair: Marcus Brunner): the objective was to discuss Software-Defined Networking and the impact it has on network control and management.

Panel 2 – Information-Centric Network: which Impact on Network Design & Operations? (Chair: Prosper Chemouil): it intended to address issues in the scope of Network Operations and Management in an ICN context.

More detailed information can be found at the webpage of the panel sessions.

The following papers/demos have been accepted or published/presented:

  • Anders Lindgren and Mahesh Bogadi Shankar Prasad, “DTVideo: Information-Centric DTN Video Distribution”, The 13th International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile), San Diego, California, USA, 28-29 Feb. 2012.
  • Azimeh Sifidcon, Paul Murray, Bob Melander and Hareesh Puthalath, “Cloud meets WAN: In-Network Support for Distributed Services”, Cloud Computing in the Telecom Environment workshop at the World Telecommunications Congress, Miyazaki, Japan, 5-6 Mar. 2012.
  • Jari Arkko, Ari Keränen, Stephen Farrell, Kerry Hartnett, Elwyn Davies, “Snowcat5: Networking in Snow”, ExtremeCom, Zurich, Switzerland, 10-14 Mar. 2012.
  • Ayush Sharma, Volker Fusenig, Ingmar Schoen and Anand Kannan, “Bridging the security drawbacks of virtualized network resource provisioning model”, accepted to 1st European Workshop on Dependable Cloud Computing (EWDCC), Sibiu, Romania, 8 May 2012.
  • Benoit Tremblay and Thomas Edwall, “Cloud Networking: Network aspects of the cloud”, accepted to Future Internet Assembly (FIA), Aalborg, Denmark, 10-11 May 2012.
  • Johan Myrberger and Thomas Edwall, Workshop on “IG and regulation, when new technologies emerges”, accepted to European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), Stockholm,  Sweden, 14-15 June 2012.
  • Paul Murray, Azimeh Sefidcon, Rebecca Steinert, Volker Fusenig and Jorge Carapinha, “Cloud Networking: An Infrastructure Service Architecture for the Wide Area”, accepted to Future Network and Mobile Summit (FuNeMS), Berlin, Germany, 4-6 July 2012.
  • Fariborz Derakhshan, Heidrun Grob-Lipski, Horst Rößler, Peter Schefczik and Michael Soellner, “On Converged Multidomain Management of Connectivity in Heterogeneous Networks”, accepted to Future Network and Mobile Summit (FuNeMS), Berlin, Germany, 4-6 July 2012.

5. What’s Next:
Coming Events

SAIL will be participating in incoming conferences and workshops:


SAIL presence at FuNeMS 2012

SAIL, together with three other projects (GEYSERS, SESERV and Euro-NF) co-organised the Workshop Cloud Networking – Technical and Business Challenges at FuNeMS.

In addition to this, two SAIL related papers were accepted: “On Converged Multidomain Management of Connectivity in Heterogeneous Networks” (Michael Soellner, Alcatel-Lucent, Germany) and “Cloud Networking: An Infrastructure Service Architecture for the Wide Area” (Paul Murray, HP, United Kingdom).

SAIL – Cloud networking also qualified as exhibitor at the FuNeMS 2012 Exhibition. In our booth, SAIL research will be showcased via posters and a number of technology demos from OConS and CloNe.

2nd ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Information- Centric Networking

SAIL, together with renowned experts from the international network research community, is coorganising the second ACM SIGCOMM workshop on Information-Centric Networking (ICN-2012) that will take place in Helsinki in August 2012. The Call for Papers is available at

Last year’s workshop was very successful for building a community for ICN and exchanging research results from different projects. This year’s workshop is particularly focusing on ICN architecture topics, specific algorithms and protocols as well as on results from implementations and experimentation.

To Probe Further

For more information, go to the project website (, or contact via email: info (at) sail-project (dot) eu.

Visit also the project blog,

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Information-Centric Networking Research Group (ICNRG) Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:02:59 +0000 admin Continue reading »]]> A new IRTF research group on Information-Centric Networking (ICNRG) has been chartered.

The distribution and management of named information is already today a major application in the Internet. Information-centric networking (ICN) is an approach to evolve the Internet infrastructure to directly support this use by introducing uniquely named data as a core Internet principle.

SAIL is already actively involved in ICN research, especially within the work package dealing with Network of Information (NetInf).

Dirk Kutscher (NEC) and Börje Ohlman (Ericsson) from SAIL will co-chair the ICNRG together with Dave Oran (Cisco).

The research group will provide a forum for the exchange and analysis of ICN research ideas and proposals, and the main objective of the ICNRG is to couple ongoing ICN research with solutions that are relevant for evolving the Internet at large. The ICNRG will provide an excellent platform for disseminating SAIL results on ICN.

Charter and participation information can be found at

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