Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 5th International Conference, Mobilware 2012, Berlin, Germany, November 13-14, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

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Middleware for Semantic Multicast in Spontaneous Multi-hop Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-36660-4_4,
        author={Paolo Bellavista and Carlo Giannelli},
        title={Middleware for Semantic Multicast in Spontaneous Multi-hop Networks},
        proceedings={Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 5th International Conference, Mobilware 2012, Berlin, Germany, November 13-14, 2012, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2013},
        month={2},
        keywords={Spontaneous Multi-hop Networking Multicast Resource/Content Sharing Smartphones Middleware},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-36660-4_4}
    }
    
  • Paolo Bellavista
    Carlo Giannelli
    Year: 2013
    Middleware for Semantic Multicast in Spontaneous Multi-hop Networks
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36660-4_4
Paolo Bellavista1,*, Carlo Giannelli1,*
  • 1: Università di Bologna
*Contact email: paolo.bellavista@unibo.it, carlo.giannelli@unibo.it

Abstract

Spontaneous Multi-hop Networks (SMNs) are emerging as a novel networking and communication paradigm, strongly pushed by the widespread availability of smartphones equipped with heterogeneous wireless connectivity and powerful computing capabilities. SMN nodes can opportunistically exploit peer-to-peer contacts to seamlessly share resources/content in an impromptu and transient way. The paper presents a novel 3-layer modeling abstraction for multicast in SMNs, in order to characterize the different kinds of possible inter-node interaction based on different degrees of expressiveness and social-aware collaboration. In addition, we originally present the design and implementation of some novel semantic-based multicast mechanisms that efficiently target SMN nodes based on user interests and that are integrated into our SMN middleware solution. First preliminary results show the feasibility of the approach and its limited overhead.