Area-based collaborative distributed cache system using consumer electronics mobile device

Hiromi Narimatsu, Hiroyuki Kasai, Ryoichi Shinkuma

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New communication services among nearby passing people are growing rapidly thanks to the advance of short-range wireless communication technologies and the widespread use of mobile devices that use them. Time-offset communication capability will engender a new service paradigm and promote new service emergence. This paper presents a proposal of a new distributed mobile cache system to cache data temporarily in a designated local area. The system is realized through collaborative consumer electronics mobile devices which use no infrastructure network. The system overview and its middleware on the mobile devices are explained. Furthermore, new relay data algorithms are proposed to provide lower-overhead communication and a more robust caching capability. Finally, results of simulation experiments underscore the effectiveness of the proposed control algorithm in terms of the communication cost and the length of the cache time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5955193
Pages (from-to)564-573
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Collaborative distributed cache system
  • Consumer electronics mobile device
  • Short-range wireless communication
  • WLAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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