Towards New Methods for Mobility Data Gathering - Content, Sources, Incentives

Date Added: Jun 2009
Format: PDF

Over the past decade, huge amounts of work have been done in mobile and opportunistic networking research. Unfortunately, much of this has had little impact as the results have not been applicable to reality, due to incorrect assumptions and models used in the design and evaluation of the systems. In this paper, the authors outline some of the problems of the assumptions of early research in the field, and provide a survey of some initial work that has started to take place to alleviate this through more realistic modelling and measurements of real systems. They do note that there is still much work to be done in this area, and then go on to identify some important properties of the network that must be studied further.