Supporting information on demand with the DisServicePro proactive peer-to-peer information dissemination system

Silvia Rota, Giacomo Benincasa, Matteo Interlandi, Niranjan Suri, Brian Bonnlander, Jeffrey Bradshaw, Mauro Tortonesi, Scott Watson, Kevin Boner

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Abstract

Tactical networks are highly dynamic environments characterized by constrained resources, limited bandwidth, and intermittent connectivity. The limits on communication cause significant delays in the delivery of information to edge users. This paper focuses on an approach to improve the timeliness of access to information via prediction and pre-staging. The approach also incorporates a learning mechanism to dynamically adapt the information prediction algorithm. This capability has been integrated into the DisService peer-to-peer information dissemination system, which opportunistically exploits any available connectivity to address the challenging environment. The extended system, called DisServicePro (for Proactive) predicts the information needs of edge users using their mission description, including the routes that users may take as part of the mission. DisServicePro extends the capabilities of DisService by efficiently and proactively disseminating information to the edge nodes by means of replication and forwarding policies. The proactive behavior is the result of the integration of policies and a distributed learning algorithm that takes into account the history of previously requested information, along with the characteristics of the target nodes and the mission. As new information becomes available, DisServicePro matches it against the mission profile and pushes relevant information to the edge nodes. Information that is selected to be pushed is sorted based on the predicted time to use as well as the confidence value of the prediction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010
Pages561-568
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event2010 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 31 Oct 20103 Nov 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period31/10/103/11/10

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Keywords

  • Decision trees
  • Dynamic information prioritization
  • Information on-demand
  • Peer-to-peer
  • Pre-staging
  • Proactive information dissemination
  • Tactical networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Rota, S., Benincasa, G., Interlandi, M., Suri, N., Bonnlander, B., Bradshaw, J., Tortonesi, M., Watson, S., & Boner, K. (2010). Supporting information on demand with the DisServicePro proactive peer-to-peer information dissemination system. In 2010 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2010 (pp. 561-568). [5680435] (Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2010.5680435