Dynamic edge caching with popularity drifting

Linqi Song, Jie Xu

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Caching at the network edge devices such as wireless caching stations (WCS) is a key technology in the 5G network. The spatial-temporal diversity of content popularity requires different content to be cached in different WCSs and periodically updated to adapt to temporal changes. In this paper, we study how the popularity drifting speed affects the number of required broadcast transmissions by the MBS and then design coded transmission schemes by leveraging the broadcast advantage under the index coding framework. The key idea is that files already cached in WCSs, which although may be currently unpopular, can serve as side information to facilitate coded broadcast transmission for cache updating. Our algorithm extends existing index coding-based schemes from a single-request scenario to a multiple-request scenario via a “dynamic coloring” approach. Simulation results indicate that a significant bandwidth saving can be achieved by adopting our scheme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538635995
StatePublished - Jan 15 2019
Event2018 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2018 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: Nov 25 2018Nov 29 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2018


Conference2018 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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