Empirical Performance Evaluation of Data Dissemination Mechanisms for Spot Applications
The authors evaluate, by measurements on a real testbed, the performance of networking services required for spot applications. They call a "Spot application" an application for Smartphones (such as "Ad-hoc Flash Sales") that disseminates information in a local neighborhood through hop-by-hop wireless forwarding. The dissemination environment is challenging. It is open-ended, and highly dynamic with very limiting resource constraints. They define five success criteria that are required by a spot application to ensure a sustainable dissemination. They cover issues such as adaptability, resource conserving and co-existence with TCP applications.