IETF 91 and the IRTF Network Coding Research Group

irtfThis week the IETF 91 is being held in Honolulu Hawaii and along side it several of the IRTF research groups are also meeting. I will presenting our work on Fulcrum Network Codes a the Network Coding Research Group (NWCRG) on the last day (Friday Nov. 14). You can find the agenda here.

If you want to watch the talks the IETF usually has very good remote participation tools. I would recommend the Meetecho option (direct link for the NWCRG Meetecho here).

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Once in a while I stumble over some cool cloud service like (auto generating your documentation) or (continuous integration build service), but I’ve always had the feeling that there were a ton of other cool services that I did not see.

Now I found a new service called that tries to solve exactly that problem. Leanstack keeps track of the new developer cloud services and keeps a nice categorized inventory for you to browse if you are looking for something concrete.

August 2014 IEEE ComSoc Papers on Network Coding

IEEE Transactions On Communications

IEEE Transactions On Wireless Communications

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking

July 2014 IEEE ComSoc Papers on Network Coding

IEEE Communications Magazine

IEEE Communications Letters

IEEE Transactions On Wireless Communications

Source: IEEE Comunications Society’s Publications Contents Digest

Kodo C++ Network Coding Library

This is a library from Steinwurf ApS free for educational and research purposes. I was part of starting Steinwurf back in 2011 and wrote the initial versions of Kodo.

Kodo is a flexible C++ network coding, intended to be used for commercial applications and for research on implementation of Network Coding. The library enable researchers to implement, new codes and algorithms, perform simulations, and benchmark the coding operations on any platform where a C++ compiler is available. The library provide a multitude of build blocks and parameters that can be combined in order to create codes. To ensure ease of use several codes are predefined, and high level API’s provided.

The library is available via GitHub, to gain access you need to sign up for a research/commercial license here:

ncutils (Network Coding Utilities)

From the author’s description:

This project is composed by three libraries:

ncutils-java and ncutils-c: these two libraries provide slow but flexible functions to implement network coding ideas both in pure Java and C.
ncutils-codec: this library provides an implementation of random network coding over F2^8. This library is faster than the above but is less flexible. It includes native code to accelerate both encoding and decoding.