Developing information networking further: From PSIRP to PURSUIT

Nikos Fotiou*, Pekka Nikander, Dirk Trossen, George C. Polyzos

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Abstract

PSIRP (Publish-Subscribe Internet Routing Paradigm) is an EU FP7 funded project that has developed a clean-slate architecture for the future Internet, based on the publish-subscribe primitives (rather than the send-receive ones), all the way down to the core networking functions. The PSIRP vision is a pure information-centric Internet architecture, possibly providing remedies to many of the current Internet problems. In PSIRP, all is information and everything is about information. Content-based identities, recursive application of ideas, cryptographic techniques, and the Trust-to-Trust principle are all extensively used to achieve the design goals. Furthermore, incentive compatibility and socio-economic considerations are guiding the design from the outset, to ground the project in reality and to provide credible and viable potential deployment paths. The project has developed, implemented, and preliminarily evaluated solutions for rendezvous, topology formation and routing, and information forwarding, with ongoing work currently focusing in experimenting. A new (also EU FP7 funded) follow-on project, PURSUIT (Publish-Subscribe Internet Technologies), will refine and further explore and expand PSIRP's vision. We believe that this will eventually lead to a more complete architecture and protocol suite, thereby providing for more extensive performance evaluation and investigations on scalability. This paper provides an overview of the PSIRP concepts and the developed architecture, along with some key results, and outlines the research directions of the PURSUIT project, focusing on the project goals and its expected outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBroadband Communications, Networks, and Systems - 7th International ICST Conference, BROADNETS 2010, Revised Selected Papers
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems - Athens, Greece
Duration: 25 Oct 201027 Oct 2010
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume66 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems
Abbreviated titleBROADNETS
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period25/10/201027/10/2010

Keywords

  • PSIRP
  • PURSUIT

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    Fotiou, N., Nikander, P., Trossen, D., & Polyzos, G. C. (2012). Developing information networking further: From PSIRP to PURSUIT. In Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems - 7th International ICST Conference, BROADNETS 2010, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 1-13). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 66 LNICST). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30376-0_1