Proactive Caching at the Edge Leveraging Influential User Detection in Cellular D2D Networks
AbstractCaching close to users in a radio access network (RAN) has been identified as a promising method to reduce a backhaul traffic load and minimize latency in 5G and beyond. In this paper, we investigate a novel community detection inspired by a proactive caching scheme for device-to-device (D2D) enabled networks. The proposed scheme builds on the idea that content generated/accessed by influential users is more probable to become popular and thus can be exploited for pro-caching. We use a Clustering Coefficient based Genetic Algorithm (CC-GA) for community detection to discover a group of cellular users present in close vicinity. We then use an Eigenvector Centrality measure to identify the influential users with respect to the community structure, and the content associated to it is then used for pro-active caching using D2D communications. The numerical results show that, compared to reactive caching, where historically popular content is cached, depending on cache size, load and number of requests, up to 30% more users can be satisfied using a proposed scheme while achieving significant reduction in backhaul traffic load. View Full-Text
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Said, A.; Shah, S.W.H.; Farooq, H.; Mian, A.N.; Imran, A.; Crowcroft, J. Proactive Caching at the Edge Leveraging Influential User Detection in Cellular D2D Networks. Future Internet 2018, 10, 93.
Said A, Shah SWH, Farooq H, Mian AN, Imran A, Crowcroft J. Proactive Caching at the Edge Leveraging Influential User Detection in Cellular D2D Networks. Future Internet. 2018; 10(10):93.Chicago/Turabian Style
Said, Anwar; Shah, Syed W.H.; Farooq, Hasan; Mian, Adnan N.; Imran, Ali; Crowcroft, Jon. 2018. "Proactive Caching at the Edge Leveraging Influential User Detection in Cellular D2D Networks." Future Internet 10, no. 10: 93.
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