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Economic incentive-based schemes for improving data availaility in mobile-p2p environments

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dc.contributor.author Padhariya, Nilesh
dc.contributor.author Mondal, Anirban (Advisor)
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-02T10:24:24Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-02T10:24:24Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09-02T10:24:24Z
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iiitd.edu.in/jspui/handle/123456789/282
dc.description.abstract In a Mobile ad hoc Peer-to-Peer (M-P2P) network, mobile peers (MPs) interact with each other in a peer-to-peer (P2P) fashion. Proliferation of mobile devices (e.g., laptops, PDAs, mobile phones) coupled with the ever-increasing popularity of the P2P paradigm (e.g., KaZaa, Gnutella) strongly motivate M-P2P network applications. However, challenges such as free-riding, data accessibility and mobile resource constraints (e.g., energy) need to be addressed for realizing M-P2P applications. In particular, economic incentive schemes become a necessity to entice mobile peers to share their data, given the generally limited resources of mobile devices. Furthermore, in M-P2P networks, data availability is typically low due to rampant free-riding, frequent network partitioning and mobile resource constraints. Hence, this dissertation proposes economic incentive-based schemes for effective data management in M-P2P networks. In particular, this dissertation makes the following key research contributions. First, we propose the E-Top economic incentive-based top-k query processing system for M-P2P environments. The system assigns rewards/penalties (payoffs) to MPs for incentivizing their participation and for enabling them to re-evaluate their data item scores for top-k query processing. Furthermore, we extend the system to incorporate the notion of a peer group-based economic incentive scheme. Second, we propose the E-Broker system for improving data availability in M-P2P networks by incentivizing broker MPs to provide value-added routing service, which includes pro-active search for the query results by maintaining an index of the data items (and replicas) stored at other MPs (as opposed to just forwarding queries). Moreover, the system also incentivizes relay peers to act as information brokers for improving data availability and efficient load sharing. Third, we propose the E-VeT system for efficiently managing the vehicular traffic in road networks using economy-based reward/penalty framework with traffic congestion control. In particular, a user is rewarded for following system-assigned paths, while he is penalized for any deviations from the system-assigned paths. Finally, we present an economic incentive system for improving rare data availability by means of licensing (with group-based) replication in M-P2P networks. We conducted extensive performance evaluation on our afore-mentioned proposed systems. The results demonstrate significant improvements in the processing of top-k queries in terms of query response times and accuracy at reasonable communication traffic cost, as compared to existing schemes. We also determine the number of brokers, beyond which the mobile peers are better off without a broker-based architecture i.e., they can directly access data from the data-providing peers. Furthermore, our performance study for E-VeT shows that it is indeed effective in managing vehicular traffic in road networks by reducing the average time of arrival and fuel consumption. Finally, our results also indicate considerable improvements in query response times and availability of rare data items in M-P2P networks. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Mobile-p2p networks en_US
dc.subject Mobile computing en_US
dc.subject Data management en_US
dc.subject Data replication en_US
dc.title Economic incentive-based schemes for improving data availaility in mobile-p2p environments en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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