User-Centric and Information-Centric Networking and Services: Access Networks, Storage and Cloud Perspective

Krishna, M. Bala


User-Centric Networks (UCN) and Information-Centric Networks (ICN) are new communication paradigms to increase the efficiency of content delivery and also content availability. In this new concept, the network infrastructure actively contributes to content caching and distribution. This book presents the basic concepts of UCN and ICN, describes the main architecture proposals for these networks, and discusses the main challenges to their development. The book also looks at the current challenges for this concept, including naming, routing and caching on the network-core elements, several aspects of content security, user privacy, and practical issues in implementing UCN and ICN.


M. Bala Krishna (Bala Krishna Maddali) earned his Bachelor of

Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Engineering from Delhi

Institute of Technology (presently Netaji Subhas University of

Technology, and formerly Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology),

University of Delhi, Delhi, India, and Master of Technology (MTech)

degree in Information Technology from University School of

Information Technology (presently University School of Information

and Communication Technology), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha

University, Delhi, India. He had earned Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

degree in Computer Engineering from JMI Central University,

New Delhi, India. He had earlier worked as senior research associate

and project associate in Indian Institute Technology, Delhi, India, in

the areas of digital systems and embedded systems. He had worked

as faculty member and had handled projects related to networking

and communication. He is presently working as Assistant Professor in

University School of Information and Communication Technology,

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India.

His areas of interest include computer networks, wireless networks,

advances in mobile computing and communications, cognitive radio

and software-defined networks, security in communication networks,

and the Internet of Things. He has publications in international journals,

conferences, and book chapters. He has contributed as the corresponding

co-editor for an international book titled as Advances in

Mobile Computing and Communications: Perspectives and Emerging

Trends in 5G Networks. He is an IEEE senior member and has served

as the Workshop Co-Chair and Tutorial Chair/Co-Chair for IEEE

conferences. He has organized the IEEE and ACM workshops.

He is a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member for IEEE