1st International Workshop on Opportunistic Sensing and Processing in Mobile Wireless Sensor and Cellular networks

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Analysis Methodology for Flow-Level Evaluation of a Hybrid Mobile-Sensor Network

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29479-2_29,
        author={Desislava Dimitrova and Geert Heijenk and Torsten Braun},
        title={Analysis Methodology for Flow-Level Evaluation of a Hybrid Mobile-Sensor Network},
        proceedings={1st International Workshop on Opportunistic Sensing and Processing in Mobile Wireless Sensor and Cellular networks},
        proceedings_a={MOBISENSE},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29479-2_29}
    }
    
  • Desislava Dimitrova
    Geert Heijenk
    Torsten Braun
    Year: 2012
    Analysis Methodology for Flow-Level Evaluation of a Hybrid Mobile-Sensor Network
    MOBISENSE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29479-2_29
Desislava Dimitrova1, Geert Heijenk2, Torsten Braun1
  • 1: Univeristy of Bern
  • 2: University of Twente

Abstract

Our society uses a large diversity of co-existing wired and wireless networks in order to satisfy its communication needs. A cooperation between these networks can benefit performance, service availability and deployment ease, and leads to the emergence of hybrid networks. This position paper focuses on a hybrid mobile-sensor network identifying potential advantages and challenges of its use and defining feasible applications. The main value of the paper, however, is in the proposed analysis approach to evaluate the performance at the mobile network side given the mixed mobile-sensor traffic. The approach combines packet-level analysis with modelling of flow-level behaviour and can be applied for the study of various application scenarios. In this paper we consider two applications with distinct traffic models namely multimedia traffic and best-effort traffic.