Dynamic adaptive techniques for learning application delay tolerance for mobile data offloading

Ozlem Bilgir Yetim, Margaret Rose Martonosi

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Abstract

Today's worldwide mobile data traffic is roughly 18× larger than the full internet traffic in 2000, and continued large growth is expected. High mobile data usage has implications both for users and providers. For individual users, relying on cellular data connectivity incurs high cellular data fees. For cellular network providers, high mobile data usage requires expensive, ongoing infrastructure upgrades. Cellular data usage can be reduced by offloading to WiFi when available. If not available, prior work has considered delaying transmissions to wait for WiFi availability. While exploiting such application delay tolerance offers significant energy and performance leverage for data offloading and other techniques, a key question is: how long to wait? Prior work does not discuss how to estimate application delay tolerance without explicit help from programmers, nor how to adjust the estimate dynamically. This work proposes, implements, and evaluates four schemes to dynamically and adaptively deduce an application's delay tolerance. These schemes (Adaptive, Decision Tree-Based, Hybrid and Lazy) are low-overhead and effective. In our experiments, they cut cellular usage by 2× or more compared to non-delay-tolerant approaches. Furthermore, our dynamically adaptive decision schemes achieve up to 15% further cellular data reduction compared to fixed static delay tolerance values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1885-1893
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781479983810
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 21 2015
Event34th IEEE Annual Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, IEEE INFOCOM 2015 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Apr 26 2015May 1 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
Volume26
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Other

Other34th IEEE Annual Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, IEEE INFOCOM 2015
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period4/26/155/1/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Yetim, O. B., & Martonosi, M. R. (2015). Dynamic adaptive techniques for learning application delay tolerance for mobile data offloading. In 2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2015 (pp. 1885-1893). [7218571] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM; Vol. 26). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/INFOCOM.2015.7218571