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Node mobility and end-to-end disconnections in Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs) greatly impair the effectiveness of data dissemination. Although social-based approaches can be used to address the problem, most existing solutions only focus on forwarding data to a single destination. In this paper, we are the first to study multicast in DTNs from the social(More)
In this paper, we target at face gender classification on consumer images in a multiethnic environment. The consumer images are much more challenging , since the faces captured in the real situation vary in pose, illumination and expression in a much larger extent than that captured in the constrained environments such as the case of snapshot images. To(More)
—Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTNs) are characterized by the low node density, unpredictable node mobility and lack of global network information. Most of current research efforts in DTNs focus on data forwarding, but only limited work has been done on providing effective data access to mobile users. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to support(More)
—Data dissemination is useful for many applications of Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTNs). Current data dissemination schemes are generally network-centric ignoring user interests. In this paper, we propose a novel approach for user-centric data dissemination in DTNs, which considers satisfying user interests and maximizes the cost-effectiveness of data(More)
—3G networks are currently facing severe traffic overload problems caused by excessive demands of mobile users. Offloading part of the 3G traffic through other forms of networks, such as Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs), WiFi hotspots, and Femtocells, is a promising solution. However, since these networks can only provide intermittent and opportunistic(More)
—The recent popularization of hand-held mobile devices , such as smartphones, enables the inter-connectivity among mobile users without the support of Internet infrastructure. When mobile users move and contact each other opportunistically, they form a Delay Tolerant Network (DTN), which can be exploited to share data among them. Data replication is one of(More)