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Fast-MICDTN: a new decentralized control mechanism for content-centric disruption tolerant networks


Information-Centric Networking (ICN) emerges as a promising architecture for the future Internet to keep up with the tremendous growth of Internet users and the explosive increase of mobile data traffic. ICN can be coupled with Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) to overcome the limitations of the current Internet architecture in some challenging environments where we cannot establish a network connection, and also lighten the load on the Internet backhaul. Unfortunately, resources constraints, such as energy and buffer space, are among the most serious issues in Mobile Information-Centric Disruption Tolerant Networking (MICDTN). In this paper, we introduce an opportunistic DTN-based forwarding mechanism of Interest and Data for ICN, named Fast-MICDTN. The propagation of the content have been modeled using Markov-Decision Process (MDP). Hence, we characterize the living period in transit of the content to reach the maximum possible number of mobiles. Through extensive simulations based on synthetic mobility model and real-world traces, we prove the efficiency of the new approach in sharing content within a large number of users under a low cost.

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El Ouadrhiri, A., Nissar, B., El Kamili, M. et al. Fast-MICDTN: a new decentralized control mechanism for content-centric disruption tolerant networks. Computing (2021).

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  • Information-centric networking (ICN)
  • Disruption tolerant networking (DTN)
  • Markov decision process
  • Optimal control

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