10th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

MACNET: Mobile Adhoc Collaborative NETworks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2014.257322,
        author={Jawwad Shamsi and S. Ali Raza and Hassan Farid and Taha Munir and Abbas Mehdi},
        title={MACNET: Mobile Adhoc Collaborative NETworks},
        proceedings={10th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        keywords={collaborative computing smart phones resource limitation trusted neighbor devices},
  • Jawwad Shamsi
    S. Ali Raza
    Hassan Farid
    Taha Munir
    Abbas Mehdi
    Year: 2014
    MACNET: Mobile Adhoc Collaborative NETworks
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2014.257322
Jawwad Shamsi1,*, S. Ali Raza1, Hassan Farid1, Taha Munir1, Abbas Mehdi1
  • 1: FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Karachi
*Contact email: jawwad.shamsi@nu.edu.pk


Resource limitation is considered as a major bottleneck in smart phones. This paper aims to address this problem by proposing a collaborative ad-hoc network of smart phones which utilizes trust relationship among peer devices to provide a computationally powerful, resilient, available, and low cost solution. MACNET (Mobile Ad-hoc Collaborative NETwork) implements a middleware to address the issues of collaboration, trust, and network connectivity. A large number of applications can utilize the MACNET framework for improved connectivity, rapid response, and better communication. The paper elaborates sample applications and addresses the architectural details of the solution. It also explains the implementation details and provides results to demonstrate the effectiveness and benefits.