Movement prediction based cooperative caching for location dependent information service in mobile ad hoc networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-322
Journal / PublicationJournal of Supercomputing
Issue number1
Online published29 Apr 2010
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


Location Dependent Information Services (LDISs), through which mobile clients can access location sensitive data such as weather information, traffic reports, and local news, are gaining increasing popularity in recent years. Due to limited client power and intermittent connectivity, caching is an important approach to improve the performance of LDISs. In this paper, we propose a cache replacement policy called Location Dependent Cooperative Caching (LDCC). Unlike existing location dependent cache replacement policies, the LDCC strategy applies a prediction model to approximate client movement behavior and a probabilistic transition model to analyze the communication cost. These models are used in the design of a cache replacement policy to improve system overall performance. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed strategy significantly outperforms existing caching policies in providing LDIS in mobile ad hoc networks.

Research Area(s)

  • Cooperative caching, Location dependent information service, Mobility prediction