Research Themes

Information Centric Networking

Messages are delivered to computers (hosts) in the Internet. E.g., if you specify http://www.google.co.jp/ in your web browser, a web page request is transmitted to the computer with host name www.google.co.jp. What you want is the web page itself and you have no idea of sending a request to a host computer. If a web page is moved from one computer to another, we cannot reach to the intended web page due to the restriction in the current Internet.

Information Centric Network tries to solve this problem of the Internet. The address of a message is not a host name but a content name in Information Centric Network. Requested content can be acquired regardless of the location of the content in the network.


Fed4IoT project aims to construct a virtual platform which alleviates the difficulty in developing IoT services over multiple IoT systems as well as federates the IoT systems operating in isolation from each other by virtualizing IoT devices. We also aim to proliferate IoT systems by lowering CAPEX through IoT device virtualization.

Nakazato Lab. aims to create easy-to-use federated IoT systems by exploiting Content Centric Networking technology to federate IoT systems.

Fed4IoT is a joint project of four organizations from Japan, including Waseda Univ., Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Panasonic, and IIJ Innovation Institute, and four organizations from Europe, including Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni, Easy Global Market, Odin Solutions S.L., NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH.