Opportunistic content sharing applications

Jörg Ott, Jussi Kangasharju
2012 Proceedings of the 1st ACM workshop on Emerging Name-Oriented Mobile Networking Design - Architecture, Algorithms, and Applications - NoM '12  
Opportunistic communication between mobile nodes allows for asynchronous content sharing within groups. Limiting the spread of information to a geographic area creates an infrastructure-less variant of digital graffiti, a social network with coupling in space and limited decoupling in time. Due to its nature, this kind of a communication network lends itself readily to name-oriented abstractions. In this paper, we extend our previous work on floating content, extract its fundamental
more » ... ics, and define a system model and a simple API with a set of basic programming elements to support applications in leveraging opportunistic content sharing as a generic communication facility. We validate our API through application examples and show how their communication needs are mapped to our model. In addition, we also implement our API in our simulator and demonstrate the feasibility of these kinds of applications.
doi:10.1145/2248361.2248367 fatcat:rb7qi5b7r5czhjdiklowddecru