Date Added: Mar 2012
Many mobile sensing applications consider users reporting and accessing sensing data through the Internet. However, WiFi and 3G connectivities are not always available in remote areas. Existing data dissemination schemes for opportunistic networks are not sufficient for sensing applications as sensing context has not been explored. In this paper, the authors present a novel context-aware sensing data dissemination framework for mobile users in a remote sensing field. It maximizes information utility by considering such sensing context as sensing type, locality, time-to-live, mobility and user interests.