Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 4th International ICST Conference, Mobilware 2011, London, UK, June 22-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Peer-to-Peer Cooperative Networking for Cellular Mobile Devices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_8,
        author={Niranjan Suri and Giacomo Benincasa and Mauro Tortonesi and Enrico Casini and Andrea Rossi},
        title={Peer-to-Peer Cooperative Networking for Cellular Mobile Devices},
        proceedings={Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 4th International ICST Conference, Mobilware 2011, London, UK, June 22-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Cooperative Networking Peer-to-peer Networks Multimedia Streaming Information Dissemination Opportunistic Communications},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_8}
    }
    
  • Niranjan Suri
    Giacomo Benincasa
    Mauro Tortonesi
    Enrico Casini
    Andrea Rossi
    Year: 2012
    Peer-to-Peer Cooperative Networking for Cellular Mobile Devices
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_8
Niranjan Suri1,*, Giacomo Benincasa1,*, Mauro Tortonesi2,*, Enrico Casini1,*, Andrea Rossi,*
  • 1: Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
  • 2: University of Ferrara
*Contact email: nsuri@ihmc.us, gbenincasa@ihmc.us, mtortonesi@ing.unife.it, ecasini@ihmc.us, arossi@ihmc.us

Abstract

Cellular mobile devices, and in particular smartphones, have become ubiquitous. While bandwidth has steadily increased from 2G devices with Edge to 3G and now 3G LTE (4G), so has the demand for bandwidth intensive applications and streaming of multimedia content. Supporting high densities of such users in urban environments has become a challenge. In this paper, we describe an approach to peer-to-peer cooperative networking that exploits the WiFi interface in peer-to-peer mode in order to reduce the demand on the cellular network while at the same time increasing the reliability of data delivery. We describe multiple scenarios that benefit from such middleware and present some experimental results.