Rasheed Hussain


Title Towards Future Internet Architecture through Named Data Networking

Over the last couple of decades, the use of Internet has changed its course from people-oriented to business-oriented and from connection-oriented to content-oriented. A latest projection of Internet usage suggests that video content will claim about 80% of the total Internet traffic by 2019. It goes without saying that content is not only video, but there is plethora of different content types used in various domains such as healthcare, entertainment, business, sports, education, press, shopping, and so on. The surge in content over Internet has created a disparity between the current internet architecture and the unique requirements for handling content over the Internet in the future. Furthermore, the current TCP/IP-based Internet architecture does not, in its entirety, suit the diversified applications available today. The historical and traditional issues (such as mobility, link failure, congestion, scalability, routing overhead, and security, to name a few) with TCP/IP architecture are still lingering around and unfortunately the same traditional ‘after-thought’ and ‘patch-based’ solutions in current TCP/IP-based networking will not work for content-oriented networks. Therefore, there is a strong tendency towards content-driven network architecture for future Internet. To this end, content-centric network (CCN) has the answers to, at least in part, the afore-mentioned problems where data is treated as a first-class citizen rather than the source of the data and the path taken by the data while traveling through the network. Named Data Networking (NDN) is one of the implementations of CCN and has got ample attention from both research and academia. To date, many applications have been designed and developed through NDN in different domains. In this talk, the rationale for, and transition from traditional TCP/IP to NDN will be discussed. From application domain standpoint, this talk will focus on wireless ad hoc networks and more precisely on vehicular networks and its different breeds. After establishing the bridge between content-centric networking and current Internet, we will also consider some technical solutions that are currently available. Precisely, content caching and cache management will be discussed in detail. The last part of the talk will focus on the current issues that need immediate attention and the future research prospects.


Dr. Rasheed Hussain received his B.S. in Computer Software Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan in 2007, MS degree in Computer Engineering from Hanyang University, South Korea in 2010, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from South Korea in February 2015. He also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hanyang University, South Korea from March 2015 till August 2015. Furthermore, he worked as a Guest Professor in University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands and consultant for Innopolis University, Russia from September 2015 till June 2016. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor and coordinator for masters program in Secure System and Network Engineering (SNE) at Innopolis University, Russia (the first IT university in Russia). Dr. Hussain’s main research interests include information security and privacy, applied cryptography, cybersecurity, Vehicular Networks security, Vehicular clouds security, (VANET), Cloud Computing (CC), Vehicular Social Networks, smart grid security, Internet of Things (IoT), Big data security, named data networking, and blockchain technology. He serves on the editorial board of IEEE Access, IEEE Internet Policy Newsletter, IEEE Future Directions Newsletter, Wiley Internet Technology Letters (ITL), and Ad Hoc Sensors and Wireless Networks (AHSWN) journal. Furthermore, he also serves as reviewer for many journals from IEEE, Springer, Elsevier, and IET that include IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE TVT, IEEE T-ITS, IEEE TIE, IEEE T-IFS, IEEE Comm. Magazine, Elsevier ADHOC, Elsevier JPDC, Elsevier VehCom, Elsevier ComCom, Elsevier CSI, Springer WIRE, Springer JNSM, and many more. He served as reviewer and TPC for world renowned international conferences of repute including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE VTC, IEEE VNC, IEEE ICC, IEEE PCCC, IEEE NoF, and many more. Further details can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/rasheedinfosec/(Email: r.hussain@innopolis.ru)