A survey of opportunistic networks

Chung Ming Huang, Kun Chan Lan, Chang Zhou Tsai

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Abstract

We define an opportunistic network as one type of challenged networks where network contacts are intermittent or where link performance is highly variable or extreme. In such a network, there does not exist a complete path from source to destination for most of the time. In addition, the path can be highly unstable and may change or break quickly. Therefore, in order to make communication possible in an opportunistic network, the Intermediate nodes may take custody of data during the blackout and forward It when the connectivity resumes. In this paper, we discuss some research challenges in an opportunistic network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 22nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops/Symposia, AINA 2008
Pages1672-1677
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 1
Event22nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops/Symposia, AINA 2008 - Gino-wan, Okinawa, Japan
Duration: 2008 Mar 252008 Mar 28

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA
ISSN (Print)1550-445X

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops/Symposia, AINA 2008
CountryJapan
CityGino-wan, Okinawa
Period08-03-2508-03-28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Huang, C. M., Lan, K. C., & Tsai, C. Z. (2008). A survey of opportunistic networks. In Proceedings - 22nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops/Symposia, AINA 2008 (pp. 1672-1677). [4483161] (Proceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA). https://doi.org/10.1109/WAINA.2008.292