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Paper accepted at SETM 2013 Workshop

posted Aug 12, 2013, 4:25 AM by SmartenIT SmartenIT   [ updated Jul 21, 2014, 7:45 AM by Corinna Schmitt ]
The paper "HORST - Home Router Sharing based on Trust” by Michael Seufert, Valentin Burger, and Tobias Hoßfeld has been accepted for publication at the Workshop on Social-aware Economic Traffic Management for Overlay and Cloud Applications (SETM 2013) in Zurich, Switzerland on October 18, 2013.


Today’s Internet services are increasingly accessed from mobile devices, thus being responsible for growing load in mobile networks. At the same time, more and more WiFi routers are deployed such that a dense coverage of WiFi is available. Results from different related works suggest that there is a high potential of reducing load on the mobile networks by offloading data to WiFi networks, thereby improving mobile users’ quality of experience (QoE) with Internet services. Additionally, the storage of the router could be used for content caching and delivery close to the end user, which is more energy efficient compared to classical content servers, and saves costs for network operators by reducing traffic between autonomous systems. Going one step beyond, we foresee that merging these approaches and augmenting them with social information from online social networks (OSNs) will result both in even less costs for network operators and increased QoE of end users. Therefore, we propose home router sharing based on trust (HORST) - a socially-aware traffic management solution which targets three popular use cases: data offloading to WiFi, content caching/prefetching, and content delivery.


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Corinna Schmitt,
Jul 21, 2014, 7:45 AM