Dynamic Ant Colony Optimization for Routing in Mobile Content Oriented Networks

Shintaro MANOME  Takuya ASAKA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B   No.2   pp.304-312
Publication Date: 2017/02/01
Publicized: 2016/08/17
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016EBP3121
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
content oriented network,  content centric network,  ant colony optimization,  content delivery network,  

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A huge amount of content exists on the Internet, and contents from mobile devices are also present. Growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is further accelerating this trend. Content oriented networks have been proposed as a new network architecture that conducts routing using the content's ID instead of an IP address. Content queries are routed on the content name itself instead of a destination address in these content oriented networks. When the content from a mobile device moves somewhere else, all the routing tables are generally re-created with the movement information that the mobile device sends. However, a routing scheme that uses ant colony optimization has attracted attention for supporting this process, but this optimization has a problem in that it cannot cope with moving contents and users sufficiently. In this paper, we propose a scheme that can cope with moving contents sources and users that require contents by using pheromones that are laid by these moving mobile devices. This proposed scheme can be applied to case of not only moving content sources but also the moving request users. Moreover, we conduct simulations to evaluate the performance of the proposed scheme.