OnMove: A Protocol for Content Distribution in Wireless Delay Tolerant Networks Based on Social Information

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Executive Summary

The authors present OnMove, a protocol for content distribution in wireless delay tolerant networks for use by handheld devices. To improve content distribution, OnMove exploits social characteristics (social similarities and physical encounters) between individuals. They motivate the problem and describe a content sharing protocol based on a ranking algorithm that exploits the social and networking characteristics of individuals. In the last years, most of the handheld devices such as PDAs or mobile phones have been equipped with different wireless interfaces such as Bluetooth or WiFi. Furthermore, these devices have tremendously augmented their storage capacity.

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