BUBBLE Rap: Social-Based Forwarding in Delay-Tolerant Networks

@article{Hui2008BUBBLERS,
  title={BUBBLE Rap: Social-Based Forwarding in Delay-Tolerant Networks},
  author={Pan Hui and Jon A Crowcroft and Eiko Yoneki},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={1576-1589}
}
In this paper we seek to improve our understanding of human mobility in terms of social structures, and to use these structures in the design of forwarding algorithms for Pocket Switched Networks (PSNs). Taking human mobility traces from the real world, we discover that human interaction is heterogeneous both in terms of hubs (popular individuals) and groups or communities. We propose a social based forwarding algorithm, BUBBLE, which is shown empirically to improve the forwarding efficiency… CONTINUE READING
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