Middleware Solutions for Self-Organizing Multi-Hop Multi-Path Internet Connectivity Based on Bluetooth
Source: University of Bologna
The availability of heterogeneous wireless interfaces and of growing computing resources on widespread portable devices pushes for enabling innovative deployment scenarios where mobile nodes dynamically self-organize to offer Internet connectivity to their peers via dynamically established multi-hop multi-path opportunities. The authors claim the suitability of novel, mobility-aware, and application-layer middleware based on lightweight evaluation indicators to support the complexity of that scenario, involving heterogeneous wireless technologies over differentiated and statically unpredictable execution environments. To validate these claims, they have implemented an innovative middleware that manages the durability/throughput-aware formation and selection of different multi-hop paths simultaneously.