Mobility

Wireless Peer-to-Peer Scheduling in Mobile Networks

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Executive Summary

This paper considers peer-to-peer scheduling for a network with multiple wireless devices. A subset of the devices are mobile users that desire specific files. Each user may already have certain popular files in its cache. The remaining devices are access points that typically have access to a larger set of files. Users can download packets of their requested file from an access point or from a nearby user. The authors' prior work optimizes peer scheduling in a general setting, but the resulting delay can be large when applied to mobile networks. This paper focuses on the mobile case, and develops a new algorithm that reduces delay by opportunistically grabbing packets from current neighbors.

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