Web-based framework for accessing native opportunistic networking applications

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  • Technische Universität München


Opportunistic networking is one way to realize pervasive applications while placing little demand on network infrastructure, especially for operating in less well connected environments. In contrast to the ubiquitous network access model inherent to many cloud-based applications, for which the web browser forms the user front end, opportunistic applications require installing software on mobile devices. Even though app stores (when accessible)offer scalable distribution mechanisms for applications, a designer needs to support multiple OS platforms and only some of those are suitable for opportunistic operation to begin with. In this paper, we present a web-based framework that allows users to interact with opportunistic application content without installing the respective app and thus also includes users whose mobile OSes do not support opportunistic networking at all via minimal stand-alone infrastructure. We describe our system and protocol design, validate its operation using simulations and a testbed. We implement web versions of two existing native mobile opportunistic applications: PeopleFinder and Here Now.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th IEEE International Symposium on A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks - Washington, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201912 Jun 2019
Conference number: 20


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks
Abbreviated titleWoWMoM
CountryUnited States

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