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POINT: iP Over IcN - the betTer ip

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Project "POINT" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: OTAKAARI 1
city: ESPOO
postcode: 2150

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 Coordinator Country Finland [FI]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙494˙888 €
 EC max contribution 3˙494˙888 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Future Internet: Software, hardware, Infrastructures, technologies and services)
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2014-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-01-01   to  2017-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR FI (ESPOO) coordinator 624˙625.00
2    INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD UK (LONDON) participant 523˙814.00
3    UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX UK (COLCHESTER) participant 427˙024.00
6    INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS EL (PEANIA) participant 361˙250.00
7    CTVC LIMITED LBG UK (LONDON) participant 297˙750.00
8    PRIMETEL PLC CY (LIMASSOL) participant 295˙350.00


 Project objective

The goal of POINT is to develop technology, innovations, and business value chains for commercially viable IP-over-ICN deployment, based on the hypothesis that many current IP-based applications can run ‘better’ on an ICN-based network than on current IP networks.

To achieve this, we will first define a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to specify what exactly 'better' means. Then, we will specify a communication platform based on the ICN prototype developed in FP7 PURSUIT and develop a set of abstractions to enable current IP, TCP, HTTP and CoAP based applications to run on our platform, complemented by new resource coordination mechanisms to improve the performance of the network.

We will implement our platform as an operational prototype and validate it against the KPIs in a testbed as well as run a real-world field trial in an operator's production network with real customers. We will openly publish our design and all relevant data needed to deploy and improve our prototype, which in turn will be released as open source code. We will also undertake a wide range of dissemination activities to establish POINT as a key driver in the ICN community.

The POINT platform will provide new business opportunities for systems vendors, operators and service providers, including SMEs and we will evaluate the commercial viability of our solution and develop migration scenarios for operators wishing to deploy ICN in production networks. The consortium has all the experience and competencies needed to cover the entire chain from an idea and research prototype to a working platform ready for production use. In addition to academic partners, POINT includes a technology company, a telecom vendor, an ISP, a content provider, and a cooperative which will enable POINT to have an impact on the industry.


List of deliverables.
First System Evaluation Report Documents, reports 2019-03-08 17:54:03
Scenarios, Requirements, Specifications and KPIs, final version Documents, reports 2019-03-08 17:54:03
Report on Testing Scenarios and Evaluation Methodology Documents, reports 2019-03-08 17:54:00
Cycle 1 Platform Implementation Documentation Documents, reports 2019-03-08 17:53:54
Interim Report on Impact Creation Documents, reports 2019-03-08 17:53:56
Evaluation Report From System Trials Documents, reports 2019-03-08 17:53:59
Final Report on Impact Creation Documents, reports 2019-03-08 17:26:18
Scenarios, Requirements, Specifications and KPIs, 1st version Documents, reports 2019-02-25 12:39:43
ICN Business Models and Migration Strategies Documents, reports 2019-03-08 17:26:28
Initial Report on Impact Creation Documents, reports 2019-03-08 17:26:32
Cycle 2 Interim Platform Implementation Documentation Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:21:50
Report on Field Trials Evaluation Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:22:01
Final System Evaluation Report Including Trial Results Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:22:01
Scenarios, Requirements, Specifications and KPIs, 2nd version Documents, reports 2019-03-08 17:26:32
Evaluation Plan and Initial Validation Report Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:21:47
Web Site Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-03-08 17:26:32
First Platform Design Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:21:47
Flyer Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-03-08 17:26:29
Trials Planning and Setup Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:22:01
Social Network Profiles, Including Twitter and LinkedIn Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-03-08 17:25:38
Data Management Plan Open Research Data Pilot 2019-03-08 17:26:33
Testbed Design and Setup Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:21:57
Impact Creation Plan Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:24:17
Scenarios, Requirements, Specifications and KPIs, 3rd version Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:21:54
Final Integrated Platform Documentation Documents, reports 2018-12-18 20:21:47

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of POINT deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 V.G. Douros, J. Riihijärvi, P. Mähönen
Network Economics of SDN-Based Infrastructures: Can We Unlock Value Through ICN Multicast?
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2019-05-29
2015 Hasan M.A. Islam, Andrey Lukyanenko, Sasu Tarkoma, Antti Yla-Jaaski
Towards Disruption Tolerant ICN
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of ISCC 2015 2019-05-29
2018 Mohammed Q. Al-Khalidi, Nikolaos Thomos, Reed Martin, Mays Al-Naday, Dirk Trossen
Anchor Free IP Mobility
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1536-1233, DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2018.2828820
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 2019-05-29
2016 Xenofon Vasilakos, Vasilios A. Siris, George C. Polyzos
Addressing niche demand based on joint mobility prediction and content popularity caching
published pages: 306-323, ISSN: 1389-1286, DOI: 10.1016/j.comnet.2016.10.001
Computer Networks 110 2019-05-29
2017 Hasan M A Islam, Dmitrij Lagutin, Andrey Lukyanenko, Andrei Gurtov and Antti Ylä-Jääski
CIDOR: Content Distribution and Retrieval in Disaster Networks for Public Protection
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
The 13th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob EN4PPDR workshop) 2019-05-29
2018 Rabab Al-Zaidi; John C. Woods; Mohammed Al-Khalidi and Huosheng Hu
Building Novel VHF-based Wireless Sensor Networks for the Internet of Marine Things
published pages: 2131-2144, ISSN: 1530-437X, DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2791487
IEEE Sensors Journal Volume 18, Issue 5 2019-05-29
2018 George Xylomenos, Alexander Phinikarides, Ioannis Doumanis, Xenofon Vasilakos, Yannis Thomas, Dirk Trossen, Michael Georgiades, and Stuart Porter
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Packet Video Workshop 2018 To appear, accepted 19.4.2018 2019-05-29
2016 Fotiou, Nikos; Islam, Hasan; Lagutin, Dmitrij; Hakala, Teemu; Polyzos, George C.
CoAP over ICN
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
8th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS) 2019-05-29
2018 Vaggelis G. Douros, Janne Riihijärvi, Petri Mähönen
On the Efficiency of Lightweight Content Placement Heuristics for Cache-Enabled Networks
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
International Workshop on Content Caching and Delivery in Wireless Networks (CCDWN) To appear, accepted 18.2.2018 2019-05-29
2016 Mays F. AL-Naday, Nikolaos Thomos, Martin J. Reed
Information-Centric Multilayer Networking: Improving Performance Through an ICN/WDM Architecture
published pages: 1-15, ISSN: 1063-6692, DOI: 10.1109/TNET.2016.2571659
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 2019-05-29
2017 Fotiou, Nikos; Siris, Vasilios A.; Xylomenos, George; Polyzos, George C.; Katsaros, Konstantinos V.; Petropoulos, George
Edge-ICN and its application to the Internet of Things
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ICFC Workshop (Networking 2017) 2019-05-29
2017 Hasan M A Islam, Dimitris Chatzopoulos, Dmitrij Lagutin, Pan Hui and Antti Yla-Jaaski
Boosting the Performance of Content Centric Networking Using Delay Tolerant Networking Mechanisms
published pages: 23858 - 23870, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI:
IEEE Access journal 5 2019-05-29
2017 V.G. Douros, P. Mähönen
To Whom the Revenue Goes: A Network Economic Analysis of the Price War in the Wireless Telecommunication Industry
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
45th Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC) 2019-05-29
2017 Petropoulos, George; Katsaros, Konstantinos V.; Xezonaki, Maria-Evgenia
OpenFlow-compliant Topology Management for SDN-enabled Information Centric Networks
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2017 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) 2019-05-29
2017 Nikos Fotiou, George Xylomenos, George C. Polyzos, Hasan Islam, Dmitrij Lagutin, Teemu Hakala, Eero Hakala
ICN enabling CoAP Extensions for IP based IoT devices
published pages: 218-219, ISSN: , DOI:
4th ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking 2019-05-29
2017 Islam, Hasan M A; Lagutin, Dmitrij; Fotiou, Nikos
Observing IoT Resources over ICN
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ICFC Workshop (Networking 2017) 2019-05-29
2018 George Xylomenos, Yannis Thomas, Xenofon Vasilakos, Michael Georgiades, Alexander Phinikarides, Ioannis Doumanis, Stuart Porter, Dirk Trossen, Sebastian Robitzsch, Martin J. Reed, Mays Al-Naday, George Petropoulos, Konstantinos Katsaros, Maria-Evgenia Xezonaki and Janne Riihijärvi
IP Over ICN Goes Live
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
EuCNC 2018 To appear, accepted 16.4.2018 2019-05-29
2017 Xenofon Vasilakos, Mohammed Al-Khalidi, Vasilios A. Siris, Martin J. Reed, Nikolaos Thomos, and George C. Polyzos
Mobility-based Proactive Multicast for seamless mobility support in cellular network environments
published pages: 25-30, ISSN: , DOI:
MECOMM \'17 Proceedings of the Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications 2019-05-29
2017 Al-Khalidi, Mohammed; Thomos, Nikolaos; Reed, Martin J.; AL-Naday, Mays F.; Trossen, Dirk
Seamless Handover in IP over ICN Networks: a Coding Approach
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ICC 2019-05-29

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