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. At the same time, 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(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)
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)
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)
This paper proposes the Tribe protocol, an indirect routing strategy for wireless self-organizing networks. The protocol is intended to be applied in environments with large number of users, where mobility is taken into account, and the correct operation of the system does not require the support of a fixed (wired or wireless) infrastructure. In Tribe,(More)
One of the most engaging challenges for mobile operators today is how to manage the exponential data traffic increase. Mobile data offloading stands out as a promising and low cost solution to reduce the burden on the cellular network. To make this possible, we need a new hybrid network paradigm that leverages the existence of multiple alternative(More)
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)
Social media platforms have democratized the process of web content creation allowing mere consumers to become creators and distributors of content. But this has also contributed to an explosive growth of information and has intensified the online competition for users attention, since only a small number of items become popular while the rest remain(More)