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Project for Innovative Network Architecture and Technologies

Network Science and Convergence Device Technology Laboratory

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What's New

  • iPOP2018 will be held on May 31 to June 1, 2018, at NICT HQ. We will also exhibit our reseach results.
  • Project website has been released. (June 27, 2016)

Previous topics


We have been working on the new network architecture and the key enablers to facilitate the advanced technologies. The proposed architecture supports a myriad of future Internet of Things (IoT) services as well as applications that are aligned with the rapidly evolving cloud technology.

The Concept of Innovative Network
                     Fig. The Concept of Innovative Network

Reseach Topics

Automation of network configuration and control mechanisms

Automation technologies for the on-demand construction of virtualized network slices by performing service requirements analysis, resource arbitration and optimal allocation are investigated. Adaptive and distributed control mechanisms for dynamically adjustment of configuration and assigned resources are also studied to make networks capable to guarantee the quality of services despite fluctuation in link capacity, workload and traffic characteristics. Research on a directory service system for the registration, update, and fast lookup of profile information of huge number connected devices is also conducted.

Networking for information dissemination using content name or identification

A new networking architecture enabling content name based communications such as information- or content-centric networking (ICN/CCN) are investigated. The main target of this research is to develop routing and rate control algorithms and in-network caching and processing mechanisms to optimize information and content dissemination in a scalable and trustable manner. Our research contributes to the future IoT services and cloud and network virtualization technologies. We experiment the implementations on testbeds or real networks and will establish a new networking concept based on our research outcomes.

Contuct Us

For Innovative Network Architecture and Technologies Project

Network Science and Convergence Device Technology Laboratory
Network System Reseach Institute
Nationnal Institute of Information and Communications Technology
4-2-1, Nukui-Kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo, 184-8795, Japan
fax: +81-42-327-6680