Project CCNx®

The vision of Project CCNx® is to develop, promote, and evaluate a new approach to communication architecture we call content-centric networking.  We seek to carry out this mission by creating and publishing open protocol specifications and a software reference implementation of those protocols. We provide support for a community of people interested in experimentation, research, and commercialization of this technology.

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    CCNxCon 2015 – Registration open!

    Register Now! After three successful CCNx Community Meetings in 2011, 2012, and 2013, we are pleased to announce the fourth CCNx Community Meeting, a gathering for researchers and developers who are familiar with the Content Centric Networking (CCN) architecture and/or working with either the CCNx Open Source platform or the CCNx commercial platform.  The 4-day event will be held on Monday, May 18 through Thursday May 21, 2015 at PARC’s Palo Alto campus. The conference will include technical talk sessions, a poster and demonstration forum, panels, and a full day hackathon. For more information, see the CCNxCon 2015  CCNxCon 2015.
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    CCNx protocol descriptions submitted to IETF

    PARC has submitted their CCNx protocol descriptions to the IETF tracker for the ICNRG working group.  Please see the links on our specifications page.  The CCNx Semantics document contains a written protocol description of messages and how a system should process those messages. (more…)
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    CCNx 1.0 Tutorial Demo release

    Check out the CCNx 1.0 Tutorial demo release on our Software Downloads page. This is a refresh of the binary release made available at the ICN 2014 tutorial in Paris in September, 2014. The release allows you to build a sample application using a limited subset of the CCN system.  An example of such an application is included.  Developers have the option of reading the header files and extending the system to enable other aspects of CCN functionality. The binaries included are intended to work only on Ubuntu 14.0.4.
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    CCNx Workshop held at PARC

    PARC hosted an invitation-only one-day workshop on the coming transformation of the Internet at the PARC facility in Palo Alto, California on October 21st 2014. The workshop’s goal was to highlight the major challenges faced by different industries and institutions as an Internet and communications protocols architected in the 1970’s have become mission critical for the global economy.  We invited speakers from several key industry segments to participate in panel discussions around these challenges.   Discussion topics included the pressing issues of security, privacy, compliance, cloud computing and the challenges of secure information distribution at global scale in a connected and mobile world.
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