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Persistence and Availability of Floating Content in a Campus Environment

Ali, Shahzad and Rizzo, Gianluca and Mancuso, Vincenzo and Ajmone Marsan, Marco (2015) Persistence and Availability of Floating Content in a Campus Environment. In: The 34th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2015), 26 April - 1 May 2015, Hong Kong, China.

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This work presents the first experimental evaluation of the Floating Content (FC) communication paradigm in a campus/large office setting. By logging information transfer events we have characterized mobility patterns, and we have assessed the performance of services implemented using the FC paradigm. Our results unveil the key relevance of group dynamics in user movements for the FC performance. Surprisingly, in such an environment, our results show that a relatively low user density is enough to guarantee content persistence over time, contrarily to predictions from available models. Based on these experimental findings, we develop a novel simple analytical model that accounts for the peculiarities of the mobility patterns in such a setting, and that can accurately predict the effectiveness of FC for the implementation of services in a campus/large office setting.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
Depositing User: Rebeca De Miguel
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 14:09
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2015 13:36

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