Opportunistic Beacon Networks: Information Dissemination via Wireless Network Identifiers

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    Abstract

    This paper presents OBN, a universal opportunistic ad hoc networking model particularly intended for smart mobile devices. It enables fast and lightweight data dissemination in wireless community networks through the utilization of universally-available wireless network identifiers. As a ubiquitous alternative to the publicly-limited ad hoc networking interfaces, it resolves many of the peer-to-peer data forwarding issues with smart beacon advertisements. Opportunistic beacons of the model require neither association nor connection for data sharing, instead exploit wireless network identifiers as message carriers. Our applicability tests on both real-world setups and simulations indicate the soundness of the model. Providing a high data dissemination performance in highly dense and highly mobile environments, OBN can be readily integrated to numerous mobile participatory sensing applications without requiring any specialized setup.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th IEEE International Workshop on the Impact of Human Mobility in Pervasive Systems and Applications, 2016 (PerMoby 2016), in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom 2016)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages1-6
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1941-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2016
    EventIEEE International Workshop on the Impact of Human Mobility in Pervasive Systems and Applications, PerMoby 2016 - Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 14 Mar 201618 Mar 2016

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society

    Workshop

    WorkshopIEEE International Workshop on the Impact of Human Mobility in Pervasive Systems and Applications, PerMoby 2016
    Abbreviated titlePerMoby
    CountryAustralia
    CitySydney
    Period14/03/1618/03/16

    Keywords

    • EWI-26924
    • Opportunistic Networks
    • beacon
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wireless networks
    • Mobile Ad hoc Networks
    • METIS-317196
    • Data Dissemination
    • Encoding
    • IR-100648
    • 802.11
    • Ad hoc networks
    • Bluetooth
    • Mobile communications

    Cite this

    Türkes, O., Scholten, J., & Havinga, P. J. M. (2016). Opportunistic Beacon Networks: Information Dissemination via Wireless Network Identifiers. In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Workshop on the Impact of Human Mobility in Pervasive Systems and Applications, 2016 (PerMoby 2016), in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom 2016) (pp. 1-6). USA: IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/PERCOMW.2016.7457153