Delay Tolerant Collaborations Among Campus-Wide Wireless Users
The ubiquitous deployments of wireless LAN networks are allowing students to embrace laptops as their preferred computing platform. The authors investigated the viability of building collaborative applications to share contents amongst student groups. In the application scenario, the university will provide wireless infrastructure throughout the campus but not the storage infrastructure required to store the shared contents. Laptops will likely exhibit weak availability. Hence, these collaborative applications need to tolerate long delays in propagating updates amongst the participants.