An Application-Level Framework for Information Dissemination and Collection in Vehicular Networks

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Executive Summary

Mobility of wireless network nodes is increasingly regarded as a fundamental resource for future pervasive communication systems. In this paper, the authors leverage the movement of communication-enabled vehicles to implement an original Application-level Role Mobility (ARM) framework. ARM allows nodes to share a generic assignment, by handing each other the associated application-level role. The handover of the role is performed according to the mobility patterns of the vehicles, following rules that are specific to the objective of the application.

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