Future Internet Information-Centric Networking for the Internet of Things Event as iCalendar

(Science Event Tags, Computer Science, Seminars)

14 February 2018

3 - 4pm

Venue: Building 303S, Room 561

Location: City Campus

Host: Department of Computer Science


Speaker: Dr. Kashif Nisar, MIEEE, Associate Professor & Vice-Chair IEEE Sabah Subsection, Malaysia, Faculty of Computing and Informatics, University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia


The internet plays a central role in our society. The internet represents one of the most successful examples of the benefits of sustained investment and commitment to research and development of information infrastructure.

Information Centric Networking (ICN) is a new paradigm where network communications are accomplished by requesting named content, instead of sending packets to destination addresses. Named Data Networking (NDN) and Content-Centric Networking (CCN) are two prominent ICN architectures.

ICN can provide tangible benefits to most stakeholders in an internet that will be engineered according to its prevailing use over network. The ICN is an approach to evolve the internet infrastructure to directly support accessing Named Data Objects (NDOs) as a first-order network service.

Data objects become independent of location, application, storage, and means of transportation, allowing for inexpensive and ubiquitous in-network caching and replication.

This conceptually simple shift has a wide range of implications for how we design, develop, deploy, and use networks and applications.  One of the most discussed features offered by ICN architectures is the ability to support packet-level caching at every node in the network. These architectural design efforts aim to directly address the challenges that arise from the increasing demands for highly scalable content distribution, from accelerated growths of mobile devices, from wide deployment of internet-of-things (IoT), and from the need to secure the global internet.


Dr. Kashif Nisar is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Computing and Informatics at University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia. Until 2015, he held a senior lecturership at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). He has also held teaching positions at Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia, and in Pakistan.

He holds a PhD from Universiti Teknologi Petronas and a Master of Science degree from UUM, as well as a BS in Computer Science from Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan.

In 2014, he was a Guest Professor at Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany, fully funded by DAAD. He holds a number of visiting professor positions in well-known universities such the McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, University of Auckland, New Zealand and Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan and has done Post-Doctoral studies at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. Nisar has published over 120 research papers in many high impact journals and well reputed international conference proceedings in the area of Computer Networks, Information Centric Networks (ICN) and Future Internet (FI). He is a member of many professional organisations including IEEE, ISOC, ACM-SIGMOBILE, Engineers Australia, IAENG, NSRG-AUTNZ, Park Lab etc and an APAN and ITU Fellow. He has served as a reviewer for many IEEE Transactions, Elsevier Science and other journals and conferences as well as on the committee of many international conferences.

Dr Nisar is visiting the University of Auckland from Feb. 5 to 18.