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Fujitsu Laboratories of America Wins Best Demo Award at ACM Conference

Award Given for Demonstration of a Functional Chaining System Enabled by Named-Data Networking

Fujitsu Laboratories of America Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA, October 20, 2016 At the 3rd ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking held September 26-28 in Kyoto, Japan, Fujitsu Laboratories of America won the best demo award for their demonstration application of a functional chaining system enabled by named-data networking. This innovative application featured distributed audiences in a stadium capturing video clips during a live sports game from different angles. Upon request, these multi-angle video clips were served to the consumer by first being combined together into one video and then compressed into a smaller file.
Named-Data Networking (NDN) is a proposed future internet architecture where-in information is accessed not based on the physical location of the host that carries the information but rather on data being retrieved. This content centric model has several potential advantages including congestion reduction, speed and security. Functional chaining is an emerging use case of NDN where the user requests composite services consisting of an ordered set of functions that are applied to raw data. If the processed data is requested by nearby users, the request will not travel all the way to the information source but can be acquired from the cached node. Additionally, the system utilizes the information contained in the packet to optimize and shorten the path of the travelling packet thereby reducing traffic load and communication latency, and to secure the whole functional chaining via detecting any malicious producers or functions during the entire processing procedure.
“As a leader in next-generation internet architectures we are at the forefront of developing new technologies to bring connectivity to people and societies across the globe” said Masayuki Kato, CEO of Fujitsu Laboratories of America”. “We are delighted to win this award from the ACM as it validates our technology direction and research excellence”.
A functional chaining request consists of the name of raw data and an ordered set of functions. By leveraging the proposed naming semantics and on-the-fly processing procedures of the demonstration system, a functional chaining request can be executed dynamically and seamlessly. Fujitsu Laboratories of America also demonstrated a functional chaining forwarding strategy and a whole chain security scheme, which can improve the system performance in terms of forwarding efficiency and security.
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Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. (Japan), focusing on research in novel computing, networking technologies, software development and solutions for several industry verticals. Conducting research in an open environment, it contributes to the global research community and the IT industry. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.
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Date: October 20, 2016
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.