The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences aims for excellence in research and education. Our mission is to lead the innovation of new information and computing technology by fundamental research in the core areas of information and computer sciences and cultivating authentic, cutting-edge research collaborations across the broad range of computing and information application domains as well as studying their economic, commercial and social significance.
Content-Centric Networking (CCN) is an emerging networking paradigm being considered as a possible replacement for the current IP-based host-centric Internet infrastructure. CCN focuses on content distribution, which is arguably not well served by IP. Named-Data Networking (NDN) is an example of CCN. NDN is also an active research project under the NSF Future Internet Architectures (FIA) program. FIA emphasizes security and privacy from the outset and by design. To be a viable Internet architecture, NDN must be resilient against current and emerging threats. This paper focuses on distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks; in particular we address interest flooding, an attack that exploits key architectural features of NDN. We show that an adversary with limited resources can implement such attack, having a significant impact on network performance. We then introduce Poseidon: a framework for detecting and mitigating interest flooding attacks. Finally, we report on results of extensive simulations assessing proposed countermeasure. © 2013 IEEE.
From UML specifications to mapping and scheduling of tasks into a NoC, with reliability considerations
This paper describes a technique for performing mapping and scheduling of tasks belonging to an executable application into a NoC-based MPSoC, starting from its UML specification. A toolchain is used in order to transform the high-level UML specification into a middle-level representation, which takes the form of an annotated task graph. Such an input task graph is used by an optimization engine for the sake of carrying out the design space exploration. The optimization engine relies on a Population-based Incremental Learning (PBIL) algorithm for performing mapping and scheduling of tasks into the NoC. The PBIL algorithm is also proposed for dynamic mapping of tasks in order to deal with failure events at runtime. Simulation results are promising and exhibit a good performance of the proposed solution when problem size is increased. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.