Opportunistic resource exchange in inter-vehicle ad-hoc networks

Bo Xu, A. Ouksel, O. Wolfson
IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, 2004. Proceedings. 2004  
In this paper we examine resource discovery in inter-vehicle ad-hoc networks in an urban area, where moving vehicles communicate with each other via short-range wireless transmission. Our focus is on real-time location-specific information. We explore an opportunistic approach to resource discovery, in which a vehicle obtains information about resources from encountered vehicles. The vehicle uses a spatiotemporal relevance function to sort the resources, and save only the most relevant ones.
more » ... t relevant ones. Our theoretical and experimental analysis indicates that the opportunistic exchange algorithm automatically limits the distribution of a resource to a bounded spatial area and to the duration for which the resource is of interest.
doi:10.1109/mdm.2004.1263038 dblp:conf/mdm/XuOW04 fatcat:245mzdkfrbgghowsd6j4e4coay