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A Low Complexity Relaxation for Minimizing Bandwidth Use in IoT Storage Without Newcomers

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  • Xiaobo Zhao, Northwestern Polytechnical University Xian
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  • Daniel Enrique Lucani Rötter
  • Xiaohong Shen, Northwestern Polytechnical University Xian, China
  • Haiyan Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical University Xian, China
This paper proposes a low-complexity solution for the data protection problem without newcomer nodes in Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios, i.e., when device losses cannot be replaced by new devices. Application scenarios include environmental monitoring, data collection, and industrial automation. Although the optimal solution and optimization framework have been studied in previous work to minimize the network costs and storage capacity requirements, this paper shows that the optimal solution has a high complexity as the number of devices increases. Given the massive number of IoT devices, we propose a relaxation to the cut capacity constraints that (a) guarantees data recoverability, (b) achieves the minimum network use, and (c) reduces the problem's complexity dramatically. Our numerical results show that the proposed relaxation allows us to change the computational scaling of the problem. More specifically, we show that the time taken to compute the optimal transmission policy with the relaxation for a system with 800 devices is the same as the time it takes the optimal solution to solve the case of 15 devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 16th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC)
Number of pages6
Publication year2019
Article number8651819
ISBN (Electronic)9781538655535
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event16th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2019 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 11 Jan 201914 Jan 2019


Conference16th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2019
LandUnited States
ByLas Vegas

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