Bootstrapping opportunistic networks using social roles
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Opportunistic routing protocols can enable message delivery in disconnected networks of mobile devices. To conserve energy in mobile environments, such routing protocols must minimise unnecessary message-forwarding. This paper presents an opportunistic routing protocol that leverages social role information. We compute node roles from a social network graph to identify nodes with similar contact relationships, and use these roles to determine routing decisions. By using pre-existing social network information, such as online social network friends, to determine roles, we show that our protocol can bootstrap a new opportunistic network without the delay incurred by encounter-history-based routing protocols such as SimbetTS. Simulations with four real-world datasets show improved performance over SimbetTS, with performance approaching Epidemic routing in some scenarios.
Bigwood , G & Henderson , T 2011 , Bootstrapping opportunistic networks using social roles . in 2011 IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) . IEEE , The Fifth IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC) , Lucca , Italy , 20/06/11 . https://doi.org/10.1109/WoWMoM.2011.5986139conference
2011 IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM)
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