Meet us @ MobiCom 2018

We are proud to announce that our Paper Wireless Network Emulation for Research on Information-Centric Networking has been accepted for presentation at The 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2018) in New Delhi. We are going to present our paper there and look forward to inspiring discussions about our work.

We are looking forward to meeting you @ MobiCom 2018.

Abstract — When developing new approaches in networking research, one of the most important requirements is to evaluate the degree of improvement of a new approach both realistically and cost-effectively. Wireless networks and their adequate emulation play an important role in evaluation, but emulation of wireless links and networks is still difficult to handle. In this paper, we present a low-cost, fixed-network testbed able to emulate the dynamically changing conditions of wireless links caused by client mobility and physical phenomena. We extend the existing fixed-network testbed for the purpose of wireless network emulation using the Linux tools tc, iptables, and NetEm in sophisticated ways. Convenient function blocks are provided to configure wireless network topologies as well as dynamic link and mobility conditions to be emulated with modest efforts. We utilize the testbed’s capabilities to investigate the influence of different mobility models on streaming SVC-encoded videos in Named Data Networking (NDN), a novel Information-Centric Networking architecture. Furthermore, we evaluate the benefits of using early loss detection mechanisms for streaming in NDN, by implementing Wireless Loss Detection and Recovery (WLDR). Our results show that the extended fixed-network testbed can precisely emulate wireless network conditions and usage. For instance, the emulation revealed that both the choice of the mobility model and the use of WLDR have a substantial influence on the resulting SVC video streaming performance.

If you are interested in our work, feel free to check out our Wireless Network Emulation site.