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Pedestrian Crossing: The Long and Winding Road toward Fair Cross-comparison of ICN Quality

Abstract : While numerous Information Centric Networking (ICN) architectures have been proposed over the last years, the community has so far only timidly attempted at a quantitative assessment of the relative quality of service level that users are expected to enjoy in each of them. This paper starts a journey toward the cross comparison of ICN alternatives, making several contributions along this road. Specifically, a census of 20 ICN software tools reveals that about 10 are dedicated to a specific architecture, about half of which are simulators. Second, we survey ICN research papers using simulation to gather information concerning the used simulator, finding that a large fraction either uses custom proprietary and unavailable software, or even plainly fails to mention any information on this regard, which is deceiving. Third, we cross-compare some of the available simulators, finding that they achieve consistent results, which is instead encouraging. Fourth, we propose a methodology to increase and promote cross- comparison, which is within reach but requires community-wide agreement, promotion and enforcement.
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Michele Tortelli, D. Rossi, Alfredo Grieco, Gennaro Boggia. Pedestrian Crossing: The Long and Winding Road toward Fair Cross-comparison of ICN Quality. In International Workshop on Quality, Reliability, and Security in Information-Centric Networking (Q-ICN), Aug 2014, Rhodes, Greece. pp.1-6. ⟨hal-01116267⟩



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