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SCANDEX: Service Centric Networking for Challenged Decentralised Networks

Sathiaseelan, Arjuna; Wang, Liang; Aucinas, Andrius; Tyson, Gareth; Crowcroft, Jon

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) networks are decentralised networks built by an (often) amateur community. As DIY networks do not rely on the need for backhaul Internet connectivity, these networks are mostly a mix of both offline and online networks. Although DIY networks have their own home- grown services, the current Internet-based cloud services are often useful, and access to some services could be beneficial to the community. Considering that most DIY networks have challenged Internet connectivity, migrating current ser- vice virtualisation instances could face great challenges. Ser- vice Centric Networking (SCN) has been recently proposed as a potential solution to managing services more efficiently using Information Centric Networking (ICN) principles. In this position paper, we present our arguments for the need for a resilient SCN architecture, propose a strawman SCN architecture that combines multiple transmission technolo- gies for providing resilient SCN in challenged DIY networks and, finally, identify key challenges that need to be explored further to realise the full potential of our architecture. 

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