Internet of Things. User-Centric IoT. First International Summit, IoT360 2014, Rome, Italy, October 27-28, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part I

Research Article

Multipath Bandwidth Scavenging in the Internet of Things

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-19656-5_42,
        author={Isabel Montes and Romel Parmis and Roel Ocampo and Cedric Festin},
        title={Multipath Bandwidth Scavenging in the Internet of Things},
        proceedings={Internet of Things. User-Centric IoT. First International Summit, IoT360 2014, Rome, Italy, October 27-28, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, Part I},
        proceedings_a={IOT360},
        year={2015},
        month={7},
        keywords={Internet of things Bandwidth scavenging Less-than-best-effort Congestion control Multipath flows},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-19656-5_42}
    }
    
  • Isabel Montes
    Romel Parmis
    Roel Ocampo
    Cedric Festin
    Year: 2015
    Multipath Bandwidth Scavenging in the Internet of Things
    IOT360
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19656-5_42
Isabel Montes1,*, Romel Parmis1, Roel Ocampo1, Cedric Festin1
  • 1: University of the Philippines Diliman
*Contact email: isabel.montes@upd.edu.ph

Abstract

In order to achieve the capacity and geographic scope required by IoT applications, service providers should explore mutually-beneficial modes of collaboration such as through cooperative packet forwarding by IoT nodes and cooperative gatewaying through fixed backhauls. To promote such resource pooling while minimizing negative impact on collaborating providers, we developed a transport-layer approach that combines multipath techniques with less-than-best effort (LBE) congestion control methods to enable IoT nodes to opportunistically scavenge for idle bandwidth across multiple paths. Initial tests using TCP-LP and LEDBAT congestion control algorithms on scavenging secondary flows show that this desired functionality can be achieved, while our use of standard TCP congestion control on primary flows ensures that IoT nodes are guaranteed at least one flow that can compete for fair share of the network capacity.