Journal of Applied Sciences ›› 2020, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (1): 152-172.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0255-8297.2020.01.012

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Intelligent Eco Networking (IEN): Knowledge-Driven and Value-Oriented Future Internet Infrastructure

LEI Kai1,2, HUANG Shuokang1, FANG Junjie1, HUANG Jiyue1, XIE Yingying1, PENG Bo2   

  1. 1. Shenzhen Key Lab for Information Centric Networking & Blockchain Technology, School of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Peking University, Shenzhen 518055, China;
    2. Internet Research Institute, Peking University, Shenzhen 518055, China
  • Received:2019-10-31 Published:2020-01-19

Abstract: As the trend of knowledgelization of content, evaluation of knowledge, networking of value, ecologicalization of network and intellectualization of ecology is becoming increasingly prominent in the future Internet. In this paper, we propose the con-cept of intelligent eco networking (IEN) for the future Internet, countering with the deficiencies of the current IP networks, including rigid architecture, weak content awareness, poor multi-architecture/multi-network integration, low scheduling flexibility, lacking endogenous security and trust maintenance mechanism, single quality of service (QoS) mode and outdated evaluation indicators and methods. IEN adopts software and hardware integrated technology roadmap based on virtualization and configurable devices, improves information-centric networking (ICN) architecture, integrates distributed artificial intelligence (AI) analysis decision and blockchain consensus computing technology, considers network resource cost/profit indicators regarding storage, computing and bandwidth resources, aims at building a hierarchical, intelligent and semantic network architecture. IEN is backward compatible with IP protocol; forward evolves towards naming and IP integrated, heterogeneous computing addressing and multi-modal network protocol for cross-domain, edge-critical scenario, overlays content, identity authentication and multi-party trusted incentive mechanism; optimizes network resources allocation model and evaluation system. Through content semantic detection and identity credibility authentication, IEN insists on both security and openness. IEN aims to form a network infrastructure with high expansion, dynamic adaptation, and multi-objective optimization. It explores a new generation of industrialization, economics, and ecological Internet, and establishes an intelligent network of openness, sharing and synergy.

Key words: future Internet, named data networking (NDN), knowledge-driven, blockchain, federated learning (FL), heterogeneous computing network

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