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Paper on "Socially-aware Management of New Overlay Applications Traffic - The Optimization Potentials of the SmartenIT Approach" has been accepted for presentation in MONAMI 2014.

posted Aug 6, 2014, 4:32 AM by Rafal Stankiewicz   [ updated Oct 1, 2014, 1:10 AM ]
The paper entitled "Socially-aware Management of New Overlay Applications Traffic - The Optimization Potentials of the SmartenIT Approach" by K. Wajda, R. Stankiewicz, Z. Dulinski, T. Hossfeld, M. Seufert, D. Hausheer, M. Wichtlhuber, I. Papafili, M. Dramitinos, P. Cruschelli, S. Soursos, R. Lapacz, and B. Stiller, has been accepted at MONAMI 2014: 6th International Conference on Mobile Networks and Management, September 22–24, 2014 Wuerzburg, Germany. 

The briefly presents the social-aware, QoE-aware and energy-efficient network management approach and system architecture worked out by EU SmartenIT project. Specific solutions, defined by two main and complementary scenarios: ISP-oriented and end-user-oriented, are defined in details as, respectively, the DTM and HORST solutions. The relevant mapping of designed mechanism onto SmartenIT architecture modules is also provided. After successfully achieving goals of specification phase, participants of the SmartenIT project are now implementing necessary modules in order to build fully operational system.

Abstract: Today's overlay-based mobile cloud applications determine a challenge to operators and cloud providers in terms of increasing traffic demands and energy costs. The social-aware management of overlay traffic is a promising optimization approach, which shows potential for improvements by exploiting social information. This paper identifies key stakeholders and their roles in the service provisioning value chain and outlines major markets and optimization potentials. Accordingly, two scenarios are developed: the end user focused scenario aiming at increased QoE for end users, and the operator focused scenario targeting at the highest operating efficiency in terms of low cost and high revenue for the operator. The energy efficiency plays a major role as a key performance metric in both scenarios. SmartenIT's socially-aware management approach is illustrated based on two example mechanisms for traffic optimization: the home router sharing mechanism (HORST) on the end user side, as well as the dynamic traffic management mechanism (DTM) on the operator side. The paper is concluded by a first sketch of SmartenIT's architecture and its mapping to the two scenarios.

Rafal Stankiewicz,
Aug 6, 2014, 4:32 AM