Privacy-Preserving Use of Social Information in Opportunistic Networks [thesis]

Bernhard Distl, Bernhard Plattner, Gunnar Karlsson
The popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices has lead to a significant increase in the use of cellular mobile data. As this demand is predicted to continue to grow exponentially in the future, providing sufficient and ubiquitous cellular coverage becomes increasingly challenging and sometimes even unfeasible. In addition to the generally increasing demand, unpredictable crowds are even more challenging to accommodate with existing infrastructure. Even worse, natural or man-made
more » ... rs may break infrastructure, thus disrupting connectivity. Also, a lack of economic incentives prevents remote and rural regions from receiving sufficient connectivity.
doi:10.3929/ethz-a-010598919 fatcat:wyryebkebfdnfihkfk2qxqv4l4