Delay Tolerant Networks

  • Longxiang Gao
  • Shui Yu
  • Tom H. Luan
  • Wanlei Zhou

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Longxiang Gao, Shui Yu, Tom H. Luan, Wanlei Zhou
    Pages 1-7
  3. Longxiang Gao, Shui Yu, Tom H. Luan, Wanlei Zhou
    Pages 9-17
  4. Longxiang Gao, Shui Yu, Tom H. Luan, Wanlei Zhou
    Pages 19-34
  5. Longxiang Gao, Shui Yu, Tom H. Luan, Wanlei Zhou
    Pages 53-67
  6. Longxiang Gao, Shui Yu, Tom H. Luan, Wanlei Zhou
    Pages 69-79
  7. Longxiang Gao, Shui Yu, Tom H. Luan, Wanlei Zhou
    Pages 81-85

About this book

Introduction

This brief presents emerging and promising communication methods for network reliability via delay tolerant networks (DTNs). Different from traditional networks, DTNs possess unique features, such as long latency and unstable network topology. As a result, DTNs can be widely applied to critical applications, such as space communications, disaster rescue, and battlefield communications. The brief provides a complete investigation of DTNs and their current applications, from an overview to the latest development in the area. The core issue of data forward in DTNs is tackled, including the importance of social characteristics, which is an essential feature if the mobile devices are used for human communication. Security and privacy issues in DTNs are discussed, and future work is also discussed.

Keywords

Delay tolerant networks Mobile social networks Opportunistic networks Privacy Routing Unstable network topology

Authors and affiliations

  • Longxiang Gao
    • 1
  • Shui Yu
    • 2
  • Tom H. Luan
    • 3
  • Wanlei Zhou
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Information TechnologyDeakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia
  2. 2.School of Information TechnologyDeakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia
  3. 3.School of Information TechnologyDeakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia
  4. 4.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18108-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18107-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18108-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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