Friend-to-friend short message service with opportunistic Wi-Fi beacons

Okan Türkes, Johan Scholten, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    This study introduces Oppline, an ad hoc opportunistic short message service that can be collaboratively used by everyone who has a smart mobile device. The data exchange method of Oppline is built on top of the universal Wi-Fi standard, thus expedites platform-independent integration of related mobile applications for delay-tolerant communications in public space. Even in highly-dense mobile networks of smart portable devices, Oppline gains performance from people's participation according to our experimental analysis validated with a real-life deployment. Without creating any network overhead, Oppline performs multi-hop message transmissions via short messages encoded in and decoded from Wi-Fi's service set identifier field. As a ubiquitous alternative to the situated communication systems, Oppline provides high versatility and usability for mobile ad hoc applications based on friend-to-friend messaging and data dissemination.
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    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Collaboration and Social Networking (PerCol 2016), in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom 2016)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1941-0
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2016
    Event7th IEEE International Workshop on Pervasive Collaboration and Social Networking, PerCol 2016 - Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 14 Mar 201618 Mar 2016
    Conference number: 7

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society


    Workshop7th IEEE International Workshop on Pervasive Collaboration and Social Networking, PerCol 2016
    Abbreviated titlePerCol


    • EWI-27000
    • Smart phones
    • beacon
    • Ad hoc networks
    • IR-100638
    • Mobile applications
    • IEEE 802.11 Standard
    • Encoding
    • METIS-317197
    • Bluetooth

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