From Opportunistic Networks to Opportunistic Computing

Personal computing devices, such as smartphones and PDAs, are commonplace, bundle several wireless network interfaces, can support compute intensive tasks, and are equipped with powerful means to produce multimedia content. Thus, they provide the resources for what the authors envision as a human pervasive network: a network formed by user devices, suitable to convey to users rich multimedia content and services according to their interests and needs. Similar to opportunistic networks, where the communication is built on connectivity opportunities, they envisage a network above these resources that joins together features of traditional pervasive networks and opportunistic networks fostering a new computing paradigm: opportunistic computing.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Topic: Mobility Date Added: Sep 2010 Format: PDF

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