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1. (WO2017064660) METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DYNAMICAL PROTOCOL SELECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/064660    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2016/056164
Publication Date: Fri Apr 21 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 15 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04L 29/08
H04L 29/06
Applicants: UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Inventors: PETRIOLI, Chiara
LO PRESTI, Francesco
DI VALERIO, Valerio
SPACCINI, Daniele
PICARI, Luigi
Title: METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DYNAMICAL PROTOCOL SELECTION
Abstract:
The method of the invention envisages estimation and learning of the state of the system using the data traffic of the network itself, with co-ordination of a node, selected as collector, which, in addition to its normal data-collection role, determines and changes dynamically the network-protocol stack used, for optimizing the performance of interest, where for this purpose said node, with a processing unit thereof, implements a computer program referred to as "protocol selector", which: executes monitoring of the network state and collection of the data on the performance of the network itself; evaluates at periodic intervals the performance of the protocol in the last interval and executes a step of a reinforcement-learning algorithm at the end of which it evaluates whether to change or not the protocol for the next interval and resumes the main execution flow.