Smart PIN: Utility-Based Replication and Delivery of Multimedia Content to Mobile Users in Wireless Networks
Source: Dublin City University
Next generation wireless networks rely on heterogeneous connectivity technologies to support various rich media services such as personal information storage, file sharing and multimedia streaming. Due to users' mobility and dynamic characteristics of wireless networks, data availability in collaborating devices is a critical issue. In this paper Smart PIN was proposed as a personal information network which focuses on performance of delivery and cost efficiency. Smart PIN uses a novel data replication scheme based on individual and overall system utility to best balance the requirements for static data and multimedia content delivery with variable device availability due to user mobility.