Optimized device centric aggregation mechanisms for mobile devices with multiple wireless interfaces

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dc.contributor.author Sharafeddine, Sanaa
dc.contributor.author Jahed, Karim
dc.contributor.author Fawaz, Marwan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-07T08:37:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-07T08:37:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1389-1286 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8020
dc.description.abstract Wireless broadband technologies and services are witnessing exponential growth to meet the demands of mobile users. State-of-the-art wireless networks are evolving with enhancements spanning all protocol layers and all network components from radio access to core network nodes. This has been coupled with a tremendous transformation of end user mobile devices towards multi-purpose smartphones and tablets with multi-core processing power, extendable memory storage, large battery capacity, and support for a wide range of wireless connectivity options. A standard smartphone currently can support short range Bluetooth and WiFi-Direct connectivity, local area WiFi connectivity, and long range 2G/3G/4G mobile connectivity. This naturally provides opportunities for data aggregation utilizing multiple wireless interfaces simultaneously to enhance device and network performance. In this work, we present the design, implementation, and testing of optimized device-centric data aggregation mechanisms for both file downloading and video streaming applications. The main novelty of the proposed mechanisms is their device-centric design, which makes them practical and feasible without any changes to wireless standards; moreover, they are scalable to support any number of wireless interfaces whereas previous related work has dealt with devices having two interfaces only. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed mechanisms in terms of performance gains and practical feasibility, we develop an experimental testbed using Android devices and perform extensive testing for several network scenarios. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Optimized device centric aggregation mechanisms for mobile devices with multiple wireless interfaces en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200502746 en_US
dc.author.department Computer Science and Mathematics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Computer Networks en_US
dc.journal.volume 129 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 1-16 en_US
dc.keywords Bandwidth aggregation en_US
dc.keywords Heterogeneous networks en_US
dc.keywords Traffic offloading en_US
dc.keywords WiFi-cellular inter-operation en_US
dc.keywords Multi-homed devices en_US
dc.keywords WiFi/cellular inter-operation en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2017.08.026 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Sharafeddine, S., Jahed, K., & Fawaz, M. (2017). Optimized device centric aggregation mechanisms for mobile devices with multiple wireless interfaces. Computer Networks, 129, 1-16. en_US
dc.author.email sanaa.sharafeddine@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389128617303432 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6548-1624 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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