The Applicability of Context-Based Multicast - A Shopping Centre Scenario

  • Thomas Wozniak
  • Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva
  • Diogo Gomes
  • Hans D. Schotten
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6236)


This paper analyzes the applicability of context-based multicast content distribution (CBMCD) on the example of realistic push- and video-based mobile advertising services at a shopping centre. The technical results of the simulation of the service scenario show that CBMCD significantly reduces the number of unicast streams and the total volume of traffic in the network. The results of the financial analysis show that these technical benefits can be translated into considerable financial benefits due to costs savings. Taken together, these results suggest that CBMCD can be an efficient, cost-saving network traffic management approach and the basis for lucrative push services.


Context Awareness Multicast Content Delivery IP Multicast 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Wozniak
    • 1
  • Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva
    • 1
  • Diogo Gomes
    • 2
  • Hans D. Schotten
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Media and Communications ManagementUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.Chair for Wireless Communications and NavigationUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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