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Joint optimization of throwbox deployment and storage allocation in Mobile Social Networks

Fan, Bo and Leng, Supeng and Shao, Caixing and Zhang, Yan and Yang, Kun (2015) Joint optimization of throwbox deployment and storage allocation in Mobile Social Networks. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing for Communications (ICC), 2015-06-08 - 2015-06-12.

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Abstract

In Mobile Social Networks (MSNs), data caching techniques are widely applied to enhance the performance of data delivery by using storage devices called throwboxes. A throwbox is usually placed at a particular place and acts as a stationary relay. When putting throwboxes into a network, the deployment and storage allocation of throwboxes are two fundamental problems. Although throwbox deployment has been studied, optimal storage allocation is often ignored in these approaches. In this paper, we investigate the two problems jointly. Contact strength between a user and a particular place is evaluated with the aid of the contact history of users. Moreover, a joint optimization model is established to calculate the optimal throwbox deployment and storage allocation. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme performs well in decreasing data loss incurred by storage saturation and improving the efficiency of data delivery.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: IEEE International Conference on Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile Social Networks; data caching; joint optimization; throwbox deployment; storage allocation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 08:58
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:37
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16509

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