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Convergence Best Poster Award


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The Convergence Project won the best poster award: thanks to Alina,
Andrea and Giuseppe - Future Internet Assembly - Dublin 2013

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Convergence Best Poster Award

  1. 1. cwww..ict-convergence.eusudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &sudo -u jboss /opt/jboss/bin/ -b &Error Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error ErrorError Error Error Error Error Error13.11.2012 16:01<DIR>Anträge06.11.2012 14:34<DIR>Archiv (Lehrab6.04.2013 10:32<DIR>Archiv (Lehre)30.03.2012 13:43<DIR>Archiv (Stue)21.01.2013 14:2949.330.727 BackOfDevice15.01.2013 13:10<DIR>Convergence09.08.2011 16:58<DIR>Developer17.11.2010 21:13<DIR>Diplomarbeit12.09.2011 14:38<DIR>Eclipse03.09.2012 09:54<DIR>MM-Webseite02.04.2013 13:03<DIR>MMN20121301.12.2011 16:58789.885 mysql-conne06.03.2012 18:10<DIR>Projekte26.03.2013 11:46<DIR>Research22.11.2012 16:59<DIR>source_code28.07.2012 21:462.009.858 source_code18.12.2012 12:59It’s the solution to (almost) all your problemsIt uses a single self-protected container, named Versatile Digital Item (VDI), to transport anddescribe any content.Search engines can exploit VDI description and metadata for indexingIt is an open source technology, bringing together Information Centric Networking (ICN) and MPEG middlewareUsers can:• publish, search and subscribe to any content• wrap content (e.g. video) and its description in a VDI, specify its name, set rights to it(e.g. who can see the video, where and for how much time), and publish it to the network• update or revoke (digital forgetting!) content, even after it has been published, and monitor itsuse, and communicate with people using itThe network knows the content name and makes sure you always access the copy closest to you;every node is a cache; handover is easy; multicast is natural, peer-to-peer is built-in,time/space-decoupling is possibleDevelopers do not need to use proprietary/ad hoc solutions for common/supporting functionality asthey can exploit CONVERGENCE’s middleware and ICNOperators can use the network more efficiently, differentiate the quality of service as a function ofcontent names, better control information transfer and related revenues flows, and simplify networkdesign, operation and management by integrating in the network diverse functions, avoiding patchesand stopgap solutionsCONVERGENCE’s modular architecture and interfaces allow for a smooth evolution from currentnetworks; its design, together with recent initiatives such as Software Defined Networking and NetworkFunctions Virtualisation, give hope that these ideas will not necessarily remain a dead letter just because“we cannot change the whole Internet”…
  2. 2. CONVERGENCEEnhancing the Internet with an information-centric, publish-subscribeservice model, based on a common container for any kind of digital data,including representations of people and Real World ObjectsNetwork ApplicationsSix real-worlds applications & trials1. Professional photography, making iteasier for photographers to contributeand describe photos, improving accessfor users and facilitating management2. Audiovisual archives, exploitingsemantic techniques, when the samevideos are used in different contexts3. Podcasts with synchronized slides,which are annotated by students in asocial learning environment4. Retailing supply chain for electronicproducts; lifecycle management of VDI-enabled Real-World Objects in a largeretailer/shopping mall; logistics, in store& on shelf management, warehousing• Two integrated applications: the first oneintegrates video and podcasts (2+3); thesecond one integrates photo and retail(1+4)->they show the power of VDI• Network experiments over OFELIA(OpenFlow) and OpenLab (PlanetLab)ISO-MPEG based (MPEG-M)• Publish-Subscribe operations• Semantic searches/matches• Security functions (exploiting smartcards, and Attribute-Based Encryption)• Approved contributions to InternationalStandards:• MPEG-21 DII amendment for SemanticRelationships• New MPEG-M services for Post andRevoke Content• MPEG-M Reference SoftwareAdvantages• It allows building applications that exploit andadd value to CONVERGENCE functionalities,without having to use proprietary solutions• It relieves the network layer from complexfunctions (which are executed on a subset ofall nodes) and can operate on any network• Modular architecture and interfaces allow fora smooth evolution from current networksInformation Centric Network• The network layer provides users withnamed content, instead of communicationchannels between hostsAdvantages1. Native content-routing2. In-network caching3. Simplified support for mobile, multicast andpeer-to-peer communications4. Support for time/space-decoupled model ofcommunications, including Pub/Sub• “pieces” of network can operateautonomously (e.g. sensor networks,social gatherings, trains, planes, vehicles)5. Content-oriented security model; securingthe content itself, instead of securing thecommunications channels6. Per-content quality of service differentiationand access control7. Network awareness of transferred content• better control on information transfer andrelated revenues flows8. Simplification of network design andoperation, integrating diverse functions,avoiding patches and stopgap solutionsGive me today’s issueof Time MagazineCurrent Internet(Address-Centric Network)Information- CentricNetworkConnect me withhost common container: the Versatile Digital Item (VDI)• A standard–based (ISO-MPEG), self-contained,“all-inclusive” data unit• A container for any kind of digital data, including media,representations of people and virtual or physical objects (RealWorld Objects - RWOs)• Binding of:• data =resources: other VDIs, audio, images, video, text,descriptors of People, descriptors of RWOs, etc.• meta-data=meta-information describing the content of theitem; authentication and protection; rights to use the item;expiry date (supporting “digital forgetting”)• VDIs have a unique identifier, are handled by a Pub/Submiddleware and distributed by an Information-Centric network• Search engines can exploit VDI description and metadata for indexingFunctionality/advantages for users1. Create a VDI, defining related licenses and rights2. Sign and/or encrypt a VDI3. Search and Retrieve a VDI (with metadata easing semanticsearches and operation of search engines)4. Publish a VDI5. Subscribe to a VDI (meeting specified criteria)6. Verify the authenticity of a VDI7. Monitor the use of published VDIs8. Communicate with owners of VDIs9. Versioning a VDI and linking it to other VDIs10. Update a VDI (e.g., my CV, parts catalogue)11. Delete a VDI (digital forgetting and garbage collection)Middlewarewww.ict-convergence.euSupporting network functionality and OSS MiddlewareMPEG 21 FrameworkVersatile Digital Item (VDI)Definition of a standard set of operations on VDIsOther OSSprojects: e.g. ChilloutOther Standards: e.g. XRI/XDI …MPEG-.MScope ofCONVERGENCEExtensions to MPEG 21 Framework1)RealWorldDescriptors2)Dynamiccontent3)Digitalforgetting5)SemanticHandling4)Security&PrivacyTool #2APITool #1APITool #3APISampleApplication#1APISampleApplication#2APICDSServersOtherMPEGstandards:• MPEG-7•…6)User-generatedcontentSecurity and privacy mechanismsEstablishedSecurityFrameworksEstablishedNetworkFrameworks.Other EU projects(COAST, COMET,PURSUIT, SAIL)
  3. 3. CONVERGENCE: the demonstratorsEnhancing the Internet with an information-centric, publish-subscribeservice model, based on a common container for any kind of digital data,including representations of people and Real World ObjectsDemonstrator of the IntegratedPhoto-Retail ApplicationDemonstrator of theInformation Centric NetworkThe Integrated Photo-Retail scenario demonstrates sharingof VDIs among different Applications, embeddinginformation about Real World Objects (cameras, cellphones, lens, etc…).Users and Applications interact via Publish/Subscribeactions. Demo users take the roles of Content Creator (aphotographer), Content Consumer, Manufacturer andRetailer:• Users login via Single Sign On with a Secure Token• Product-VDIs are created by means of a ManufacturerApplication and describe e.g. cameras and lenses• Offer-VDIs, describing special offers to sell theseproducts, are created by means of a Retail Application• A Photographic Archive Management (PAM) Applicationincludes automatically-generated camera informationfrom EXIF, such as camera model and lenses, withinPhoto-VDIs uploaded by the Creator• After publication, CONVERGENCE can associate Photo-VDIs with Product-VDIs for camera and lenses• Consumer browses images with the PAM Application. ThePAM subscribes by itself to Offer-VDIs of equipment (e.g.for the lens used to shoot the photo). Matching Offers areshown to Consumer, who can then buy ProductsMANUFACTURERCONSUMERRETAILERPRODUCERVDI VDI VDI VDI VDICONVERGENCE “BUS”The demonstrator shows the functionality of a completeCONVERGENCE system composed of:1. The CONVERGENCE Information Centric Network(CoNET) deployed on 20 PlanetLab nodes andemulating a scenario with four ICN Autonomous Systems(World, Peru, France, Italy).2. The CONVERGENCE Middleware (CoMID) providingapplications with content-based publish-subscribeservices.3. A CONVERGENCE Application for the dissemination ofvideo materials by means of the pub/sub paradigm.Demo users take the roles of Publisher, Subscriber andContent Distribution Provider, interacting with theCONVERGENCE System via a Web Interface:• The Publisher injects video content in a Repository• The Subscribers express their interest, are notified ofmatching video content and play the published video• The Content Distribution Provider monitors the usage ofits Repositories and may replicate the content in otherRepositories• The CONET routing plane routes-by-names videorequests towards the closest repository• The CONET in-network caching limits inter-AS trafficBNBNBNBNBNBNPOPPOP POPVideoPublisherSubscriberSubscriberRepoICN Name RoutingSystem NodeContent Distribution