TurfCast: A Service for Controlling Information Dissemination in Wireless Networks

Date Added: Jan 2012
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Recent years have witnessed mass proliferation of mobile devices with rich wireless communication capabilities as well as emerging mobile device based information dissemination applications that leverage these capabilities. This paper proposes TurfCast, a novel information dissemination service that selectively broadcasts information in particular "Turfs," abstract logical spaces in which receivers are situated. Such turfs can be temporal or spatial based on receivers' lingering time or physical areas, respectively. TurfCast has many applications such as electronic proximity advertising and mobile social networking. To enable TurfCast, the authors propose two supporting technologies: TurfCode and TurfBurst.