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A survey of mobility in information-centric networks: challenges and research directions

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Publication date2012
Host publicationNoM '12: Proceedings of the 1st ACM workshop on Emerging Name-Oriented Mobile Networking Design - Architecture, Algorithms, and Applications
Place of publicationNew York
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1291-2
<mark>Original language</mark>English


In essence, an information-centric network (ICN) is one which supports a content request/reply model. One proposed benefit of this is improved mobility. This can refer to provider, consumer or content mobility. Despite this, little specific research has looked into the effectiveness of ICN in this regard. This paper presents a survey of some of the key ICN technologies, alongside their individual approaches to mobility. Through this, we highlight some of the promising benefits of ICN, before discussing important future research questions that must be answered.