IEEE ComSoc International Communications Quality and Reliability Workshop
14-17 May 2018 – Austin, Texas

2016 Technical Paper Abstracts



Ji Wang accepting Best Paper Award

from Miki Yamamoto, TPC Co-Chair


Best Paper! – Trust-based Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Against SSDF Attacks in Distributed Cognitive Radio Networks by Ji Wang, Ing-Ray Chen, Jeffrey J.P. Tsai and Ding-Chau Wang

AbstractWe propose and analyze a trust-based data fusion scheme against spectrum sensing data falsification attacks in a distributed cognitive radio network.  Our trust based data fusion scheme is based on mechanism design theory to motivate users to report authentic sensing data so as to improve the success rate.  Further, we decouple erroneous sensing reports due to low sensing capabilities from false reports due to attacks, thus avoiding unnecessary punishments to benign users.  We conduct a theoretical analysis validated with extensive simulation and identify optimal parameter settings under which our trust-based data fusion scheme outperforms existing non-trust based data fusion schemes.


A Survey of Geographic Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks as a Sensing Platform by Ken-ichi Mase



Modeling 5G Wireless Network Service Reliability Prediction with Bayesian Network by Bilgehan Erman and Simon Yiu

Abstract – In 5G networks, prediction of service reliability is critical because of strict service performance requirements.  In this work, we present a wireless service model for reliability computation, and we use Bayesian network (BN) to compactly represent the joint probability distribution.  ?Furthermore, we use the model to predict network service reliability and infer hidden states of a network.  Our approach provides a promising direction for  modeling network service reliability and insight in designing next generation networks which comply with high service quality requirements.


Analysis of Distortion Effects on Differential EVM by Basak Can, Giuseppe Li Puma, and Anthony Tsangaropoulos

AbstractThe impact of transmitter imperfections on the modulation accuracy is analyzed for devices supporting Bluetooth (BT) modulation types with differential phase shift keying (DPSK).  Such modulation accuracy is measured in terms of Differential Error Vector Magnitude (DEVM).  Impairments such as thermal noise, phase noise, power amplifier (PA) nonlinearity, LO leakage, quantization noise are considered, and simulation results are compared to the analysis.


Performance Analysis of CCN on Arbitrary Network Topology by Ryo Nakamura and Hiroyuki Ohsaki

AbstractIn this paper, by utilizing the MCA (Multi-Cache Approximation) algorithm, which is an approximate algorithm for numerically solving cache hit rates in a multi-cache network, we analytically obtain performance metrics of CCN (Content-Centric Networking).  Specifically, our analytic model consists of multiple routers, multiple repositories (e.g., storage servers), and multiple entities (e.g., clients).  We obtain three performance metrics – content delivery delay (i.e., the average time required for an entity to retrieve its content through a neighbor router), throughput (i.e., the number of contents delivered from an entity per unit time), and availability (i.e., the probability that an entity can successfully retrieve a content from the network).  Through several numerical examples, we investigate how the network topology affects the performance of CCN.  Our findings include that the closer an entity is to the requesting repository, the more beneficial the contents caching is in terms of content delivery time and availability, and that the farther an entity is from the repository, the more beneficial the content caching is in terms of throughput.


Content-Oriented Probabilistic Routing with Measured RTT by Takaya Mori, Kouji Hirata and Miki Yamamoto

Abstract – In CONs (Content-Oriented Networks), a router can have multiple entries for the same content name when multiple repositories produce the same content.  This is the inherent feature of CONs that users do not care about the places of content servers.  When an Internet packet finds multiple entries at a router on a path, a routing strategy of a router plays a very important role for effective content retrieval.  In this paper, we propose a new content routing method, probabilistic routing with measured RTT.  In our method, selection probability of routing is calculated based on measured RTT so that an output interface giving smaller RTT has larger probability to be selected.  In the performance evaluation, we reveal that our proposal can balance load of content servers and alleviate network congestion without control packets.  As the result, our proposed method can reduce content retrieval delay of users.


Distributed Processing Communication Scheme for Real-time Applications Considering Admissible Delay by Akio Kawabata, Bijoy Chand Chatterjee and Eiji Oki

Abstract – This paper proposes a distributed processing communication scheme for a real-time network application that provides interactive services for multiple users.  In the proposed scheme, the application is processed on a data processing function in the distributed servers.  The distributed servers are selected to maximize the number of in-service users as the first priority and to minimize the delay time at in-service users as the second priority.  In this scenario such as interactive services, the application must work under the condition that an event occurrence order at the actual time is guaranteed.  This leads to delay time on users’ communication at wide-area networks.  In the proposed scheme, an event occurrence order at the actual time is reproduced in in the virtual time defined at each server.  We formulate an optimization problem to select a suitable server having the data processing function as an integer linear programming (ILP) problem.  The ILP minimizes the number of excluded users because of violation of admissible delay as the first priority and minimizes the delay time for determining the virtual time as the second priority.  The numerical results show that the delay time of the proposed scheme is reduced up to 50 percent that that of the conventional scheme.


Optimization Approach to Lower Capacity Requirements in Backup Networks by Ihsen a. Ouedraogo and Eiji Oki

Abstract – Preplanned link restoration pre-allocates protection resources during the configuration phase of the networks.  The technique involves over-provisioning of the network resources to provide enough spare capacity in order to route the traffic on backup paths in case of failure in the primary network.  As a consequence, this induces extra costs for the operators.  Minimizing the toll incurred by the protection techniques is desirable for them.  Most of the link protection techniques nowadays are either designed to provide along the backup path(s) the same capacity that the primary failed link, or by taking into account exact values of the traffic demands.  While it is possible to reconsider the capacity requirement, it is worth pointing that it is difficult for the operators to know the exact traffic matrix (set of traffic demands) in the network.  The purpose of this paper is to provide a mathematical formulation to minimize the capacity requirements of the backup networks, which considers the traffic uncertainty.  The design of a backup network, which exclusively reroutes the traffic in case of a link failure in an existing primary network, is considered.  We apply the robust model of hose model with bound of link traffic and formulate a linear programming problem for the design and capacity provisioning of backup networks.  From the simulation results, a reduction ranging from 30% to 70% is achieved in the spare capacity required for the backup networks.