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IEEE MASS 2015 Workshop on Content-Centric Networking (CCN 2015)

Organization and Program

Dallas, TX, USA, Oct. 19, 2015

   Keynote Speaker: Dr. J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

   Workshop Program : advanced program

Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 10, 2015 (extended, firm)

Notification deadline: July. 27, 2015

Camera-ready deadline: Aug. 6, 2015

Workshop Organizers

Dr. Anand Seetharam, California State University Monterey Bay, USA (
Dr. Shiwen Mao, Auburn University, USA (

Steering Committee

Dr. Jim Kurose, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA (

Technical Program Committee

   Gautam Bhanage, Aruba Networks, USA

   Antonio Carzaniga, Universita della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

   Wei Koong Chai, University College London, Great Britain

   Min Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

   Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy

   Daniel Gyllstrom, Akamai Technologies, USA

   Ting He, IBM Research, USA

   Bo Jiang, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

   Benyuan Liu, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

   Hang Liu, The Catholic University of America, USA

   Satyajayant Misra, New Mexico State University, USA

   Sathya Narayanan, California State University Monterey Bay, USA

   Thu Nguyen, Rutgers University, USA

   Victoria Manfredi, BBN Technologies, USA

   Shiwen Mao, Auburn University, USA

   Daniel Sadoc Menasche, Federal University of Rio de Janerio, Brazil

   George Polyzos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

   Ioannis Psaras, University College London, Great Britain

   Antonia Guto Rocha, ¬†Fluminense Federal University, Brazil

   Anand Seetharam California State University Monterey Bay, USA

   Shamik Sengupta, University of Nevada Reno, USA

   Ignacio Solis, PARC, USA

   Bin Tang, California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA

   Matthias Waehlisch, Freie Universit√§t Berlin, Germany

   G. Q. Wang, Huawei, USA

   Lan Wang, University of Memphis, USA

   Yonggang Wen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

   Fan Ye, Stony Brook University, USA

   Honggang Zhang, Fordham University, USA

   Xinggong Zhang, Peking University, China

   Michael Zink, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

IEEE Workshop on Content-Centric Networking (CFP in PDF)

With the exponential growth of content in recent years (e.g., videos) and the availability of the same content at multiple locations (e.g., same video being hosted at Youtube, Dailymotion), users are interested in fetching a particular content and not where that content is hosted. Also, the ever-increasing numbers of mobile devices that lack fixed addresses call for a more flexible network architecture that directly incorporates in-network caching, mobility and multipath routing, to ease congestion in core networks and deliver content efficiently. By treating content as first-class citizen, Content-Centric Networking (CCN) aims to evolve the current Internet from a host-to-host communication based architecture to a content-oriented one where named objects are retrieved in a reliable, secure and efficient manner. CCN has been under active exploration over the past few years, resulting in both clean-slate and overlay architectures and solutions. This workshop will provide researchers and practitioners to meet and discuss the latest developments in this field. The outcomes of this workshop include 1) investigating and understanding some of the challenges in CCN; 2) fostering collaboration among researchers interested in CCN.

In recent years, rapid progress has been made in CCN; multiple initial architectural designs sharing common goals of in-network caching, mobility support and multipath routing have been proposed and prototypes have been implemented. Challenges related to caching and routing of content has received attention. Research areas focusing on what content to cache, how to route for content have been explored, but areas such as security, privacy and economic models for CCN have received limited attention.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from academia and industry and investigate the architectural issues and challenges in CCN. We invite submissions describing new research contributions including but not limited to the following topics.

  • Content-oriented routing protocols
  • Content naming
  • Scalability issues in CCN
  • CCN Architecture design and evaluation
  • Security issues in CCN
  • Privacy in CCN
  • Content centric wireless networks
  • Mobility management
  • Evaluation of in-network caching techniques
  • Limits and limitations of CCN architectures
  • Economics and business models
  • CCN specific transport protocols
  • Specific implementations of CCN architectures

Paper submission link:

Information for Authors: Papers should be at most 6 pages, including title, abstract, figures and references, and not published or under review elsewhere. Papers should be prepared as per IEEE conference proceedings format. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and present the paper. Please also see the Section in the IEEE MASS 2015 website for Authors Guidelines.

Registration: Please see the Section in the IEEE MASS 2015 website on Registration.