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Scoop: Decentralized and opportunistic multicasting of information streams
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Automatic Control.
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2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 2011, 169-180 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We consider the problem of delivering information streams to interested mobile users, leveraging both access to the infrastructure and device-to-device data transfers. The goal is to design practical relaying algorithms that aim at optimizing a global system objective that accounts for two important aspects: first, the user interest in content with respect to its type and delivery time; and, second, resource constraints such as storage and transmission costs. We first examine a set of real-world datasets reporting contacts between users moving in relatively restricted geographic areas (e.g. a city). These datasets provide evidence that significant performance gains can be achieved by extending the information dissemination from one to two hops, and that using longer paths only brings marginal benefits. We also show that correlation of delays through different paths is typically significant, thus asking for system design that would allow for general user mobility. We then propose a class of relaying strategies (referred to as SCOOP) that aim at optimizing a global system objective, are fully decentralized, require only locally observable states by individual devices, and allow for general user mobility. These properties characterize a practical scheme whose efficiency is evaluated using real-world mobility traces.

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2011. 169-180 p.
, Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MOBICOM
Keyword [en]
decentralized opportunistic relaying, DTNs, two-hop relaying, Data sets, Delivery time, Geographic areas, Global systems, Information streams, Marginal benefit, Mobile users, Opportunistic multicasting, Opportunistic relaying, Performance Gain, Practical schemes, Real-world datasets, Relaying algorithm, Relaying strategy, Resource Constraint, Transmission costs, User interests, User mobility, Data transfer, Global system for mobile communications, Information dissemination, Mobile computing, Optimization, Systems analysis, Multicasting
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Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150725DOI: 10.1145/2030613.2030633ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80053612689ISBN: 9781450304924OAI: diva2:745785
17th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MobiCom'11 and Co-Located Workshops, 19 September 2011 through 23 September 2011, Las Vegas, NV

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Available from: 2014-09-11 Created: 2014-09-09 Last updated: 2014-09-11Bibliographically approved

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