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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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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