Towards Social-Aware Routing in Dynamic Communication Networks

Date Added: Sep 2009
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Many communication networks such as Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) involve in human interactions and exhibit properties of social networks. Hence, it is interesting to see how knowledge from social networks can be used to enhance the communication processes. The authors focus on the use of identifying modular structure in social networks to improve the efficiency of routing strategies. Since nodes mobility in a network often alters its modular structure and requires recomputing of modules from scratch, updating the modules is the main bottleneck in current social-aware routing strategies where nodes often have limited processing speed.