Date Added: Aug 2012
Identification is central to information or content centric networking, in order to enable referencing and access to the information objects. In this paper, the authors focus on identifiers and the identification system as a target of a design process, because without careful attention to the identifiers themselves and the approaches to selecting, assigning and using them, they may not meet their design goals. The paper begins with an examination of key issues central to the design of an identification system. With those in mind, they discuss the objectives of pervasiveness and persistence as requirements for identification in an Information Centric Networking (ICN) approach.