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Demand-driven Cache Allocation Based on Context-aware Collaborative Filtering


Many recent advances of network caching focus on i) more effectively modeling the preferences of a regional user group to different web contents, and ii) reducing the cost of content delivery by storing the most popular contents in regional caches. However, the context under which the users interact with the network system usually causes tremendous variations in a user group’s preferences on the contents. To effectively leverage such contextual information for more efficient network caching, we propose a novel mechanism to incorporate context-aware collaborative filtering into demand-driven caching. By differentiating the characterization of user interests based on a priori contexts, our approach seeks to enhance the cache performance with a more dynamic and fine-grained cache allocation process. In particular, our approach is general and adapts to various types of context information. Our evaluation shows that this new approach significantly outperforms previous non-demand-driven caching strategies by offering much higher cached content rate, especially when utilizing the contextual information.


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MobiHoc'18, Los Angeles, CA, June. 2018


Muhao Chen
Qi Zhao
Pengyuan Du
Carlo Zaniolo
Mario Gerla