Opportunistic Mobile Networks

Advances and Applications

  • Sudip Misra
  • Barun Kumar Saha
  • Sujata Pal

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sudip Misra, Barun Kumar Saha, Sujata Pal
      Pages 3-21
    3. Sudip Misra, Barun Kumar Saha, Sujata Pal
      Pages 23-52
    4. Sudip Misra, Barun Kumar Saha, Sujata Pal
      Pages 53-88
  3. Human Aspects in Opportunistic Mobile Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Sudip Misra, Barun Kumar Saha, Sujata Pal
      Pages 91-126
    3. Sudip Misra, Barun Kumar Saha, Sujata Pal
      Pages 127-160
  4. Cooperation in Opportunistic Mobile Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Sudip Misra, Barun Kumar Saha, Sujata Pal
      Pages 163-189
    3. Sudip Misra, Barun Kumar Saha, Sujata Pal
      Pages 191-221
  5. Advanced Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Sudip Misra, Barun Kumar Saha, Sujata Pal
      Pages 225-257
    3. Sudip Misra, Barun Kumar Saha, Sujata Pal
      Pages 259-272
    4. Sudip Misra, Barun Kumar Saha, Sujata Pal
      Pages 273-276
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 277-303

About this book

Introduction

This clearly-written and practically-focused textbook/reference reviews the fundamental theory, varied applications, and latest breakthroughs in Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs). Presenting a specific focus on Opportunistic Mobile Networks (OMNs), the text carefully considers the influence of human aspects, and examines emerging forms of inter-node cooperation. Readers will learn how to master protocol development and testing, overcome issues of non-cooperative behavior, and address heterogeneity in OMNs and other networks.

Topics and features:

  • Contains review terms, study exercises and programming exercises in each chapter, with the solutions and source code available at an associated website
  • Introduces the fundamentals of DTNs, covering OMNs, Pocket Switched Networks (PSNs), and Mission-Oriented Opportunistic Networks (MOONs)
  • Describes the Opportunistic Network Environment (ONE) simulator, explaining how to set up a simulation project using NetBeans, and the version control software Git
  • Provides detailed insights into the development and testing of protocols, together with a set of best practices for increased productivity and optimized performance
  • Examines human aspects in the context of communication networks, from human-centric applications to the impact of emotion on human-network interplay
  • Proposes various schemes for inter-node cooperation in DTNs/OMNs, including incentive-based and game theoretic approaches, as well as the DISCUSS scheme
  • Presents a detailed discussion on aspects of heterogeneity in DTNs, and a comprehensive review of the latest research on DTNs/OMNs

Students and instructors will find this easy-to-follow work to be ideally suitable as a textbook for introductory courses on OMNs and advanced courses on communication networks. Researchers will be greatly interested in the descriptions of state-of-the-art developments in OMNs, wireless sensor, and ad hoc networks. Practitioners developing real-world applications will also benefit from the coverage of relevant technical specifications and patents.

Keywords

Delay Tolerant Networks Evolutionary Computing Human Aspects in Computing Mission-Oriented Opportunistic Networks Pocket Switched Networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Sudip Misra
    • 1
  • Barun Kumar Saha
    • 2
  • Sujata Pal
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science & EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer Science and EngineerinIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia
  3. 3.School of Information TechnologyIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29031-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29029-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29031-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1617-7975
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-8433
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