Date Added: Jun 2011
Content-Centric Networks (CCN) provide substantial flexibility for users to obtain information without regard to the source of the information or its current location. Publish/subscribe (pub/sub) systems have gained popularity in society to provide the convenience of removing the temporal dependency of the user having to indicate an interest each time he or she wants to receive a particular piece of related information. Currently, on the Internet, such pub/sub systems have been built on top of an IP-based network with the additional responsibility placed on the end-systems and servers to do the work of getting a piece of information to interested recipients. The authors propose Content-Oriented Pub/Sub system (COPS) to achieve an efficient pub/sub capability for CCN.