Recently, a series of innovative information-centric networking (ICN) architectures have been designed to better address the shift from host-centric end-to-end communication to requester-driven content retrieval. With the explosive increase of mobile data traffic, the mobility issue in ICN is a growing concern and a number of approaches have been proposed to deal with the mobility problem in ICN. Despite the potential advantages of ICN in mobile wireless environments, several significant research challenges remain to be addressed before its widespread deployment, including consistent routing, local cached content discovery, energy efficiency, privacy, security and trust, and practical deployment. In this paper, we present a brief survey on some of the works that have already been done to achieve mobile ICN, and discuss some research issues and challenges. We identify several important aspects of mobile ICN: overview, mobility enabling technologies, information-centric wireless mobile networks, and research challenges.

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Keywords Communication system security, in-network caching., Information-centric networking, Internet, IP networks, mobility, Peer-to-peer computing, Routing, Tutorials, Wireless networks
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/COMST.2018.2809670
Journal IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
Citation
Fang, C. (Chao), Yao, H. (Haipeng), Wang, Z. (Zhuwei), Wu, W. (Wenjun), Jin, X. (Xiaoning), & Yu, F.R. (2018). A Survey of Mobile Information-Centric Networking: Research Issues and Challenges. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. doi:10.1109/COMST.2018.2809670