MobileWireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. Second International Conference, Mobilware 2009, Berlin, Germany, April 28-29, 2009 Proceedings

Research Article

Towards an Opportunistic and Location-Aware Service Provision in Disconnected Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2_29,
        author={Salma Sassi and Nicolas Sommer},
        title={Towards an Opportunistic and Location-Aware Service Provision in Disconnected Mobile Ad Hoc Networks},
        proceedings={MobileWireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. Second International Conference, Mobilware 2009, Berlin, Germany, April 28-29, 2009 Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
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        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2_29}
    }
    
  • Salma Sassi
    Nicolas Sommer
    Year: 2012
    Towards an Opportunistic and Location-Aware Service Provision in Disconnected Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-01802-2_29
Salma Sassi1,*, Nicolas Sommer1,*
  • 1: Université Européenne de Bretagne
*Contact email: Salma.Ben-Sassi@univ-ubs.fr, Nicolas.Le-Sommer@univ-ubs.fr

Abstract

Opportunistic networking has recently appeared as a promising method to support communication in disconnected mobile ad hoc networks. This new communication model relies on the “store, carry and forward” principle, and exploits ad hoc communication and device mobility in order to achieve a network-wide message dissemination. It allows nomadic people to communicate together without resorting to infrastructure-based networks and to have access to services offered by infostations even if they are not in the area covered by these devices. Nevertheless, to be efficient this model requires to guide the message propagation using contextual information, and especially location information.