Washington Trust Bank
Information-Centric Networking (ICN) proposes a future internet architecture that revolves about the contents being exchanged rather than the communication of hosts and network devices. This paradigm shift is caused by the tremendous growth of information on the internet and the increased demands for data access. Many research projects have proposed different ICN approaches over the past few years. Therefore, in this paper, the authors will give an overview of the ICN concept, and will provide a detailed summary of the recent proposed ICN architectures, which include Network of Information (NetInf), Named Data Networking (NDN), publish-subscribe architecture, COMET, and convergence.