Date Added: Apr 2010
Network opportunism in wireless systems aims at jointly exploiting the resources of separate networks. So far, small emphasis to this paradigm has been given in the literature related to Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). This paper first describes a vision on the evolution of WSNs towards the application of this concept. Then, a way to allow exchange of information related to the available resources among networks, is formalised. Finally, the concept is exemplified by considering a specific type of application scenario and resource sharing approach: a vehicular network where pairs of mobile nodes exchange packets by exploiting a store-carry-forward mechanism.