uDrop

pushing Drop-Box to the edge of mobile network

Fangzhou Jiang, Kanchana Thilakarathna, Sirine Mrabet, Mohamed Ali Kaafar

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Abstract

Content sharing and online collaboration have become extremely popular in recent years, in particular with the pervasiveness of cloud storage services such as Dropbox. However, these popular cloud services are not accessible when users are offline and do not take the geographical location of the users into account when distributing content. Despite years of research in opportunistic content dissemination, real users are yet to fully experience the advantages of content sharing in proximity. To this end, we propose uDrop which literally pushes the cloud storage services to the edge of the network whenever interested users are in proximity of each other. uDrop enables content sharing among users in the vicinity without relying on networking infrastructure while improving the user quality of experience and reducing the cost of bandwidth. In this demonstration, we show the practical feasibility of uDrop service on Android smartphones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019410
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2016 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 14 Mar 201618 Mar 2016

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2016
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period14/03/1618/03/16

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