Multicast UE Selection for Efficient D2D Content Delivery Based on Social Networks

Yanli XU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E103-A   No.5   pp.802-805
Publication Date: 2020/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.2019EAL2149
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Mobile Information Network and Personal Communications
D2D multicast,  social-aware,  content delivery,  transmitter selection,  

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Device-to-device (D2D) content delivery reduces the energy consumption of frequent content retrieval in future content-centric cellular networks based on proximal content delivery. Compared with unicast, multicast may be more efficient since it serves the content requests of multiple users simultaneously. The serving efficiency mainly depends on the selection of multicast transmitter, which has not been well addressed. In this letter, we consider the match degree between the multicast content of transmitter and the required content of receiver based on social relationship between transceivers. By integrating the effects of communication environments and match degree into the selection procedure, a multicast UE selection scheme is proposed to improve the number of benefited receivers from D2D multicast. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme can efficiently improve the performance of D2D multicast content delivery under different communication environments.