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Naming and Addressing for Mobility management in ubiquitous Environments

Gestión de la movilidad basada en la separación de identificadores


Duration: 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2014

NAME TEC2011-29700-C02-02 - EPO: CISCO, CESCA

Coordinated project with CTTC SYMBIOSIS TEC2011-29700-C02-01





Mobility is unnatural to today’s Internet architecture, primarily due to overloaded IP address semantics. Several schemes address this issue by decoupling the location of an endpoint from its identity. Such location/identity separation inherently provides services fundamental to the future Internet including seamless mobility, multihoming, and traffic engineering. Of the various location/identity separation schemes, the Location/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) (proposed by Cisco Systems Inc., and under standardization at IETF) has a unique position: LISP is incrementally deployable, it does not require changes to transport/application implementations, and it is already under active deployment (see Basically, LISP proposes two different types of addresses: Endpoint Identifiers (EIDs) and Routing Locators (RLOCs). EIDs identify hosts, and are assigned independently of the network topology while RLOCs identify network attachment points, and are used for routing. This allows EIDs to remain unchanged even if a topological change, such as a handover, occurs. Thus, LISP’s innate support for location/identity separation makes LISP well suited for mobility. Indeed, the LISP mobility protocol (LISP-MN) has been recently proposed. LISP-MN offers many advantages in front of traditional mobility schemes such as Mobile IP. On the one hand LISP´s separation of control and data planes avoids mobility provider lock-in, and LISP-MN clients can freely roam among providers (usually ISPs). On the other hand, LISP-MN provides native support for multihoming, load balancing and route optimization, this are important aspects for the future mobile clients. However and traditionally, the Internet architecture has evolved independently of cellular networks (3GPP). Nowadays these cellular networks are converging to an all-IP network, and their new architecture must be gracefully accommodated in the future Internet architecture. This imposes a set of important challenges. In this context, we expect that LISP-MN will play a crucial role. LISP-MN provides a higher level of mobility (at the network layer) and mobile clients can freely roam across providers. The main objectives of the NAME project are (i) Research coherent architectures for the future converged cellular and Internet networks and (ii) Research and design advanced services such as content distribution and live streaming for LISP-MN.




  • January 2012 - Coordination meeting. Results of first year of the projects were presented and future collaboration lines were discussed (CTTC-UPC)
  • December 2012 - Technical meeting for the preparation of a joint paper (CTTC-UPC)
  • March 2013 - Coordination meeting with SYMBIOSIS, at UPC.


LISP Project at CBA (UPC)

LISPmob Project: an open-source LISP Implementation for Linux, Android and OpenWRT

Lcast: Inter-domain multicast with LISP


Developed Tools:

LISPmon: monitoring tool

LISP Packet Dissector for Wireshark

CoreSim: Internet-scale LISP deployment simulator







  • An Analytical Model for Loc/ID Mappings Caches. Florin Coras, Jordi Domingo-Pascual, Darrel Lewis, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. Vol 23, Feb. 2015.
  • Lcast: Software-Defined Inter-Domain Multicast. Florin Coras, Jordi Domingo-Pascual, Fabio Maino, Dino Farinacci, Albert Cabellos. Elsevier Computer Networks. Vol. 29, pp. 153-170, 2014.
  • L. Jakab, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, T. Silverston, M. Solé, F. Coras, and J. Domingo-Pascual, "CoreCast: How Core/Edge Separation Can Help Improving Inter-Domain Live Streaming", Computer Networks, vol. 54, no. 18, pp. 3388-3401, December 2010 (PDF)
  • L. Jakab, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, F. Coras, D. Saucez, and O. Bonaventure, "LISP-TREE: A DNS Hierarchy to Support the LISP Mapping System", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 1332-1343, October 2010 (PDF)
  • Alberto Rodríguez Natal, Loránd Jakab, Marc Portolés, Vina Ermagan, Preethi Natarajan, Fabio Maino, David Meyer, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, "LISP-MN: Mobile Networking through LISP", in Springer Wireless Personal Communications (PDF)
  • Modeling and exploiting the relation between packet losses and hidden traffic. M. Portoles-Comeras, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, P. Serrano, J. Mangues-Bafalluy, J. Núñez-Martínez, M. Solé, Jordi Domingo-Pascual. IEEE Wireless Communications Letters Volum: 2, no. 4 p.391-394, (2013-05-16)
  • fHA: A flexible and distributed home agent architecture for mobile-IP based networks. Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, Dorin-Mircea Cioran, Pere Barlet-Ros, Jordi Domingo-Pascual, and Virgil Dobrota.Journal Information Sciences Volume: 211 p.68-80, (2012).


  • "Implementing a BGP-Free ISP Core with LISP", Florin Coras, Damien Saucezy, Loránd Jakab, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, Jordi Domingo-Pascual. IEEE Globecom 2012 (PDF)
  • "An Analytical Model for the LISP Cache Size", F. Coras, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, and J. Domingo-Pascual. IFIP Networking 2012 (PDF)
  • F. Coras, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, and J. Domingo-Pascual, "An Analytical Model for the LISP Cache Size", in proceedings of IFIP Networking 2012 (PDF)
  • Stability metrics and criteria for path-vector routing. D. Papadimitriou, A. Cabellos and F. Coras. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, January 2013.
  • An Empirical Study of Effective Capacity Throughputs in 802.11 Wireless Networks. Alan Davy, Brian Meskill, Jordi Domingo-Pascual. IEEE Globecom 2012.
  • Galvani, A., Rodriguez-Natal, A., Cabellos-Aparicio, A., & Risso, F. (2014, September). LISP-ROAM: network-based host mobility with LISP. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM workshop on Mobility in the evolving internet architecture (pp. 19-24). ACM.
  • Rodriguez-Natal, A., Jakab, L., Ermagan, V., Natarajan, P., Maino, F., & Cabellos-Aparicio, A. "Location and Identity Privacy for LISP-MN", Communications, 2015. ICC'15. IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, 2015.


  • F.Coras, L. Jakab, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, J. Domingo-Pascual, and V. Dobrota, "CoreSim: A Simulator For Evaluating Locator/ID Separation Protocol Mapping Systems", Trilogy Future Internet Summer School, August 2009 (PDF, Poster)
  • L. Jakab, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, and J. Domingo-Pascual, "CoreCast: Efficient Live Streaming in the Core-Edge Separated Internet", in: ACM SIGCOMM 2009 poster session, Barcelona, Spain, August 2009 (PDF, Poster)
  • Andrea Galvani, Alberto Rodríguez Natal, Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, "LISP-ROAM: network-based host mobility with LISP", in Proc. of the 9th ACM workshop on Mobility in the evolving internet architecture


 Other publications

  • F. Coras, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, J. Domingo-Pascual, F. Maino, D. Farinacci, "LISP Replication Engineering", draft-coras-lisp-re (Work in progress)
  • F. Coras, "CoreSim: A Simulator for Evaluating LISP Mapping Systems", Diplom Thesis, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, June 2009 (PDF)
  • F.Coras, "Inter-Domain Multicast: Edge Based Trees", Master Thesis, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, September 2011
  • Alberto Rodríguez Natal, "Privacy extensions for LISP-MN", MSc Thesis, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, June 2012.
  • F. Coras, T. Silverston, J. Domingo-Pascual, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, "A Measurement Study of SOPCast", Research Report, UPC-DAC-RR-CBA-2012-2

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