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    • ISSN: 1793-8201 (Print), 2972-4511 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Theory Eng.
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
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Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
Computer Science Department, Troy University, USA
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJCTE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of computer theory and engineering.

IJCTE 2012 Vol.5(2): 258-262 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2013.V5.689

Resource Provider Selection for Personal Live Content Delivery in User-Provided Platform

Joseph C. H. So and P. C. Wong

Abstract—The personal live content delivery is useful in many different application scenarios. Providing this service using end user provided network resource is a feasible solution with the advantage of fast deployment. However, in order to provider some service level agreement, the platform has to acquire sufficient network resources through resource acquisition, while, to ensure the provision, the corresponding resource providers are remunerated. For the perspective of service operators, selecting providers that effectively fulfilling SLA and efficiently reducing costs are their primary goals. We illustrate the feasibility of deploying a local search heuristic algorithm, Tabu search, in searching resource providers. Our simulations showed that their effectiveness in satisfying the commitment on the resource provision stated in SLA and minimizing the related costs. We find that the systematic choice of initial solution can improve the effectiveness of Tabu Search.

Index Terms—Peer-to-peer network, resource acquisition, content distribution, tabu search.

Joseph C. H. So is with the the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China (
P. C. Wong is with the Hang Seng School of Commerce, Hong Kong, China (


Cite: Joseph C. H. So and P. C. Wong, "Resource Provider Selection for Personal Live Content Delivery in User-Provided Platform," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 258-262, 2013.

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