Thanks to support from the UCN project and from Huawei, Richard Mortier (Cambridge University Computer Lab) presented User-Centric Networking at INFOCOM'15.
Along with professors from UCLA, MIT, City University Hong Kong, ...
There is a staggering amount of online content available today on the Internet. Spurred by ubiquitous connectivity, fast bandwidth, and virtually limitless online storage, people are uploading and consuming data at a remarkable rate. We are currently on the cusp of a paradigm shift in where, when, and how users consume content.Users often do not know what content they want, even less so ahead of time. Thus better content recommendation mechanisms are needed to help users discover more relevant content.
UCN challenge is how to re-center future connected media services on the user and develop improved content recommendation and content delivery frameworks by taking into account rich user context information.