Opportunistic Forwarding in Workplaces

Date Added: Aug 2009
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So far, the search for Opportunistic Network (ON) applications has focused on urban/rural scenarios where the combined use of mobility and the store-carry-and-forward paradigm helpfully recovers from network partitions and copes with node sparsity. This paper explores the chance of using ONs in workplaces, where the node distribution is denser, thus contributing to reduce the message delivery latency, and where the authors still find similar needs for informal and unplanned network platforms to support human social relationships and interactions. Both a survey and trace recording experiments have been used to support the analysis of this mobility setting.