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MADServer: An Architecture for Opportunistic Mobile Advanced Delivery

Petz, Agoston and Lindgren, Anders and Hui, Pan and Julien, Christine (2012) MADServer: An Architecture for Opportunistic Mobile Advanced Delivery. In: 7th ACM Workshop on Challenged Networks (CHANTS 2012), 22 August 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Abstract

Rapid increases in cellular data traffic demand creative alternative delivery vectors for data. Despite the conceptual attractiveness of mobile data offloading, no concrete web server architectures integrate intelligent offloading in a production-ready and easily deployable manner without relying on vast infrastructural changes to carriers’ networks. Delay-tolerant networking technology offers the means to do just this. We introduce MADServer, a novel DTN-based architecture for mobile data offloading that splits web con- tent among multiple independent delivery vectors based on user and data context. It enables intelligent data offload- ing, caching, and querying solutions which can be incorporated in a manner that still satisfies user expectations for timely delivery. At the same time, it allows for users who have poor or expensive connections to the cellular network to leverage multi-hop opportunistic routing to send and receive data. We also present a preliminary implementation of MADServer and provide real-world performance evaluations.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:5292
Deposited By:Anders Lindgren
Deposited On:10 Sep 2012 14:08
Last Modified:10 Sep 2012 14:08

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