PARC’s Van Jacobson Inducted to “Internet Hall of Fame”; PARC Hosts First Emerging Networks Consortium

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Palo Alto, California — PARC, a Xerox company today announced PARC Research Fellow Van Jacobson’s inaugural induction to the Internet Society’s Internet Hall of Fame. Jacobson joined PARC in 2006 to lead the Content-Centric Networking (CCN) program.

The Internet Society, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, honored Jacobson as one of the landmark “Innovators” who made outstanding technological, commercial, or policy advances and helped expand the Internet’s reach. Others honored in the first annual Internet Hall of Fame include Vint Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee. “It’s a great honor to be recognized by the Internet Society, and I’m humbled to be included with such distinguished company,” Jacobson said.

“We’re proud of Van’s incredible contributions to the development of the Internet, and are especially pleased to have his leadership at PARC today, where he is continuing those Internet breakthroughs,” said Stephen Hoover, CEO, PARC. “CCN began with a big vision. Thanks to Van and the team it has achieved many milestones, gaining significant traction around the world. This includes a significant grant from the National Science Foundation for the Named Data Networking (NDN) project – a consortium of 11 major US universities and PARC for which Van is the ‘network architect’, work with Samsung and other commercial clients, and the development of the CCNx open source community and code release on Android. Another recent milestone is the newly established Emerging Networks Consortium, a cross-industry group of companies advancing architectures, applications, and business models based on CCN.”

The award was announced while the Emerging Networks Consortium (ENC) was holding its first meeting at PARC on April 23-25, 2012. The invitation-only meeting was attended by delegates from member companies Alcatel-Lucent, BT, France Telecom-Orange, Huawei, MACH, Panasonic Corporation, and Samsung, as well as representatives from the NDN project and PARC scientists and business executives.

Including keynote presentations from industry leaders Jacobson and Juniper Networks distinguished engineer Colby Barth, the meeting featured three full days of presentations, panels, demonstrations, use cases, and discussions around CCN. The focus of this meeting was on industry sectors such as carriers, consumer electronics, and equipment manufacturers, and on topics that included adoption strategy, interoperability, and standardization. The full agenda can be viewed at

PARC is actively looking to expand the ENC community, which is open to ISPs, consumer electronics, content providers, OEMs (from telecommunications, enterprise, healthcare, and defense sectors), Internet services and applications, hardware and chipset manufacturers, and venture capitalists. The ENC seeks to unite global industry efforts around CCN, foster standards, and develop coherent vision for accelerated adoption of CCN for the benefit of member organizations and others. Prospective members can look forward to an executive summit in the fall, as well as periodic discussions on developing and implementing technology and business models around CCN. Please visit or contact

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