Date Added: Nov 2011
When discussing vehicular networking the authors have also to consider the multitude of commuters daily travelling to work through public transportation means such as buses, metros, and trains. Indeed, through their Smartphones, commuters can generate communication traffic while moving, thus embodying a significant part of an urban communication scenario. In this context, they discuss in this paper a way to port the P2P paradigm into mobile disconnected networks composed by commuters' Smartphones. Different from classical P2P file-sharing systems, their solution is designed to specifically leverage on the mobility pattern of commuters.