AIS host guest lecture: “Future internet: Information-Centric Networking for Internet of Things.”

The IT Programmes at AIS often host guest lecturers to talk about recent updates in the IT sector in New Zealand and around the world.

Today’s guest lecturer was Prof. Madya Dr. Kashif Nisar from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. The topic of the lecture was: “Future internet: Information-Centric Networking for Internet of Things.”

Dr. Kashif Nisar, MIEEE. Associate Professor & Vice-Chair IEEE Sabah Subsection, Malaysia. Visiting Lecturer at Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. Kashif Nisar is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Computing and Informatics at University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia. 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.

Students of IT programmes attended the lecture

Students of IT Programme had opportunities to listen to new research and update in IT field.

Reflecting on the lecture, one of our AIS students said:

The lecture was very technical and at a high level; we found it very interesting and exciting. It gave a lot of food for thought about the future of internet, networking and internet of things.

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Future Internet: Information-Centric Networking for the Internet of Things


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.