The European UMOBILE project is working on methods to extend NDN towards opportunistic wireless networks. In this context, COPELABS has been implementing an NFD extension, called NDN-OPP, which supports NDN multi-hop wireless communication: NDN-OPP V1.0 for Android does broadcast of Interest packets over a Wi-Fi direct network. 
In order to reduce resource consumption in a NDN multi-hop wireless networks, COPELABS, SENCEPTION and ATHENA have created the DABBER routing protocol, which allows selective forwarding of Interest packets based on the local announcement of name prefixes + node awareness about the properties of neighbour nodes (centrality and availability). DABBER aims to operate on a point-to-point wireless network (e.g. Wi-Fi direct, DTN) as well as on a broadcast network (e.g. ah-hoc Wi-Fi).
DABBER was submitted to IETF, and will be presented in the ICNRG meeting in London (Mar 17th - Mar 23rd).


UMOBILE consortium participated at ACM ICN held in Berlin in September 26-28.

It was a single track conference focusing on current ICN research topics, featuring paper presentations and demonstrations. Paulo Mendes (Copelabs), Angela D'Angelo (AFA Systems), Igor Santos (Senception) and Alexandros Sarros (Athena Research and Innovation Center) told the innovation aspects of UMOBILE research concerning ICN:

  •  NDN operation in opportunistic wireless networks based in contextual awareness;
  •  the integration of DTN and NDN to facilitate communications when network is impaired;
  •  the UMOBILE Lab: the first NDN/ICN testbed federated in Europe.

Paulo Mendes at ACM ICN 2017

The Named Data Networking (NDN) project ( aims to develop a new Internet architecture that can capitalize on strengths — and address weaknesses — of the Internet’s current host-based, point-to-point communication architecture in order to naturally accommodate emerging patterns of communication. The NDN research testbed is a shared resource created for research purposes, that include software routers at several participating institutions, application host nodes, and other devices.

UMOBILE Lab, located at AFA Systems (, is part of the Named Data Networking (NDN) project.

In the context of NDN, we aim to run several experiment connecting two local wireless networks (at AFA and at COPELABS), being the NDN traffic sent over the NDN testbed. The experiments aim to test an extension of NDN for wireless networks and a set of novel applications, such as Oi! for short messaging and Now@ for data exchange. Both apps are being developed by COPELABS on top of NDN.

We are ready for experimentations over the NDN Testbed!


The 6th and 7th June Fon hosted the 4th UMOBILE plenary meeting in Madrid.

The consortium analysed the system and node architecture development, platform integration and validation, the dissemination, exploitation and standardization of project results.

UMOBILE Plenary meeting

University of Cambridge (UCAM) has attended APRICOT'17, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, last 27 February- 2 March, 2017.

Adisorn Lertsinsrubtavee gave a talk on "Forces Shaping the Network ".


AFA Systems