Marcelo Dias de Amorim

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—We analyze the dynamics of a mobility dataset collected in a pipelined disruption-tolerant network (DTN), a particular class of intermittently-connected wireless networks characterized by a one-dimensional topology. First, we collected and investigated traces of contact times among a thousand participants of a rollerblading tour in Paris. The dataset shows(More)
—Major wireless operators are nowadays facing network capacity issues in striving to meet the growing demands of mobile users. However, 3G-enabled devices increasingly benefit from ad hoc radio connectivity (e.g., Wi-Fi). In this context of hybrid connectivity, we propose Push-and-track, a content dissemination framework that harnesses ad hoc communication(More)
—We analyze the dynamics of a mobility data set collected in a pipelined disruption-tolerant network (DTN), a particular class of intermittently-connected wireless networks characterized by a 1-D topology. First, we collected and investigated traces of contact times among thousands of participants of a rollerblading tour in Paris. The data set shows extreme(More)
—We propose the use of opportunistic delegation as a data traffic offload solution to the recent boost up of mobile data consumption in metropolitan areas, by investigating two main questions: (i) " How to gain insights into social mobile networking scenarios? " and (ii) " How to utilize such insights to design solutions to alleviate overloaded 3G networks?(More)
Major wireless operators are nowadays facing network capacity issues in striving to meet the growing demands of mobile users. At the same time, 3G-enabled devices increasingly benefit from ad hoc radio connectivity (e.g., WiFi). In this context of hybrid connectivity, we propose Push-and-track, a content dissemination framework that harnesses ad hoc(More)
Recent research in wireless communications has achieved important results by exploring more and more sophisticated solutions involving power control. Cross-layer design and topology control are the main examples. Although much has been done in the theoretical domain, there is still a large gap between theory and practice. In this paper , we investigate(More)
Assessing mobility in a thorough fashion is a crucial step toward more efficient mobile network design. Recent research on mobility has focused on two main points: analyzing models and studying their impact on data transport. These works investigate the consequences of mobility. In this paper, instead, we focus on the causes of mobility. Starting from(More)
— In this letter we propose a mobility model using preferential attachment via objects called attractors. We introduce a new kind of mobility we call Gathering Mobility, where nodes, although independent, exhibit a collective behavior. We show that this model, called Pragma, achieves a scale-free spatial distribution in the situation of population growth.
Understanding user participation is fundamental in anticipating the popularity of online content. In this paper, we explore how the number of users' comments during a short observation period after publication can be used to predict the expected popularity of articles published by a countrywide online newspaper. We evaluate a simple linear prediction model(More)