Rachid El-Azouzi

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— Consider a wireless ad hoc network with random access channel. We present a model that takes into account topology, routing, random access in MAC layer and forwarding probability. We propose a new approach (based on cycle of transmissions) to derive throughput of multi-hop routes and stability of forwarding queues. With this cycle approach, we correct the(More)
We introduce Markov Decision Evolutionary Games with N players, in which each individual in a large population interacts with other randomly selected players. The states and actions of each player in an interaction together determine the instantaneous payoff for all involved players. They also determine the transition probabilities to move to the next(More)
—Connectivity in vehicular ad hoc networks tends to be vulnerable. This is mostly because of the influence of road's traffic parameters like traffic flow and vehicle's speed. One possible way to improve the connectivity is to add some nodes with higher transmission range. These nodes also could give some commercial services to the vehicles on roads (i.e.(More)
The demand for Internet services that require frequent updates through small messages, such as microblogging, has tremendously grown in the past few years. Although the use of such applications by domestic users is usually free, their access from mobile devices is subject to fees and consumes energy from limited batteries. If a user activates his mobile(More)
In this paper we design an incentive mechanism for heterogeneous Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs). The proposed mechanism tackles a core problem of such systems: how to induce coordination of DTN relays in order to achieve a target performance figure, e.g., delivery probability or end-to-end delay, under a given constraint in term of network resources, e.g.,(More)
—Multimedia traffic over the Internet has boosted in the recent years and more media is watched and shared online. While being inpactful from many pespectives, predicting the interest generated by an online content is heterogeneous and constitutes a challenging task. Based on popularity patterns classification we suggest methods to improve any prediction(More)
In multi-rate IEEE 802.11 WLANs, the traditional user association based on the strongest received signal and the well known anomaly of the MAC protocol can lead to overloaded Access Points (APs), and poor or heterogeneous performance. Our goal is to propose an alternative game-theoretic approach for association. We model the joint resource allocation and(More)
—This paper proposes a new prediction process to explain and predict popularity evolution of Youtube videos. We exploit our recent study on the classification of YouTube videos in order to predict the evolution of videos' view-count. This classification allows to identify important factors of the observed popularity dynamics. Our experimental results show(More)