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Routing Named Data in Information-Centric Networks

Abstract : The Information Centric Networking (ICN) represents a new paradigm that is increasingly developed within the Internet world. It brings forward new content-centric based approaches, in order to design a new architecture for the future Internet, whose usage today shifts from a machine oriented communication (hosts) to a large-scale content distribution and retrieval.In this context, several ICN architectures have been proposed by the scientific community, within several international projects: DONA, PURSUIT, SAIL, COMET, CONVERGENCE, Named Data Networking (NDN), etc.Our thesis work has focused on the problems of routing in such networks, through a NDN architecture, which represents one of the most advanced ICN architectures nowadays.In particular, we were interested in designing and implementing routing solutions that integrate quality-of-service metrics (QoS) in the NDN architecture in terms of current Internet usage. This latter is indeed characterized by a heterogeneity of connections and highly dynamic traffic conditions.In this type of architecture, data packets broadcast is organized in two levels: the routing planand the forwarding plane. The latter is responsible for routing packets on all available paths through an identified upstream strategy. The routing plan is meanwhile used only to support the forwarding plane. In fact, our solutions consist of new QoS routing strategies which we describe as adaptive. These strategies can transmit packets over multiple paths while taking into account the QoS parameters related to the state of the network and collected in real time.The first proposed approach is designed on the basis of a on-line Q-learn type inductive learning method, and is used to estimate the information collected on the dynamic state of the network.The second contribution is an adaptive routing strategy designed for NDN architectures which considers the metrics related to QoS. It is based on the similarities between the packet forwarding process in the NDN architecture and the behavior of ants when finding the shortest path between their nest and food sources. The techniques used to design this strategy are based on optimization approaches used "ant colonies" algorithms.Finally, in the last part of the thesis, we generalize the approach described above to extend it to the simultaneous consideration of several QoS parameters. Based on these principles, this approach was later extended to solving problems related to congestion.The results show the effectiveness of the proposed solutions in an NDN architecture and thus allow to consider QoS parameters in packet delivery mechanisms paving the way for various content-oriented applications on this architecture
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Abdelali Kerrouche. Routing Named Data in Information-Centric Networks. Networking and Internet Architecture [cs.NI]. Université Paris-Est, 2017. English. ⟨NNT : 2017PESC1119⟩. ⟨tel-01784432⟩



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