Projet de recherche doctoral numero :5789


Date depot: 11 mars 2019
Titre: Towards building ICN network Slice in mobile networks
Directeur de thèse: Adlen KSENTINI (Eurecom)
Domaine scientifique: Sciences et technologies de l'information et de la communication
Thématique CNRS : Non defini

Resumé: Knowing the variety of services and applications that should be supported in the upcoming 5G systems, the current “one fits all” network architecture is no more efficient. Indeed, each 5G service may require different needs in terms of latency, bandwidth and reliability; which cannot be sustained by the same network infrastructure. In this context, network virtualization represents a viable way to provide a Network Slice tailored to each service. Several 5G initiatives have been pushing for solutions to enable Network Slicing in mobile networks, mainly based on Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and cloud computing as key enablers. Meanwhile, Information Centric Networking (ICN) aims at enriching network-layer functions with content awareness, hence routing, forwarding, caching and data-transfer operations are performed on topology-independent content names rather than on IP addresses. In this thesis, we envision to enable ICN in mobile network by using the concept of Network Slicing. As mentioned earlier, Network Slicing is intended to run its own control plane and data plane functions in an isolated environment. Therefore, ICN slices could be deployed, as a Network Slice, where the required modifications are related to the core network functions.

Doctorant.e: Bakri Sihem