Virtual Temporal Friendship Creation: Autonomous Decentralized Friendship Management for Improving Robustness in D2D-Based Social Networking Service

Hanami YOKOI
Takuji TACHIBANA

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E105-B    No.4    pp.379-387
Publication Date: 2022/04/01
Publicized: 2021/10/12
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2021WWP0001
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Wired-and-Wireless Network System Technologies in Beyond 5G Era)
Category: Overlay Network
Keyword: 
device-to-device communication,  D2D-based SNS,  robustness,  topology design,  autonomous distributed control,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, for improving the robustness of D2D-based SNS by avoiding the cascading failure, we propose an autonomous decentralized friendship management called virtual temporal friendship creation. In our proposed virtual temporal friendship creation, some virtual temporal friendships are created among users based on an optimization problem to improve the robustness although these friendships cannot be used to perform the message exchange in SNS. We investigate the impact of creating a new friendship on the node resilience for the optimization problem. Then we consider an autonomous decentralized algorithm based on the obtained results for the optimization problem of virtual temporal friendship creation. We evaluate the performance of the virtual temporal friendship creation with simulation and investigate the effectiveness of this method by comparing with the performance of a method with meta-heuristic algorithm. From numerical examples, we show that the virtual temporal friendship creation can improve the robustness quickly in an autonomous and decentralized way.