Enabling Geo-centric Communication Technologies in Opportunistic Networks

Yue Cao, Mi De, Wang Tong, Zhang Lei

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OPPORTUNISTIC NETWORKS (ONs) have been attracting great interest from research community. The nature of ONs that data communication naturally does not require contemporaneous end-to-end connectivity, has been enabling a range of applications in Smart Cities. Although suffering from a large variation of network topology due to nodal mobility, numerous previous routing protocols proposed in ONs still make effort on qualifying delivery potential via network topology information only. Geographic routing is an alternative, conceptually, by relying on the geographic information instead of topological information. However, this technique branch has not been adequately investigated in ONs. In this chapter, the research motivation and challenges for bringing geographic routing protocols in ONs are introduced. An up-to-date review on well known geographic routing protocols in ONs is provided. Finally, potential future directions leading ongoing research in this explicit topic are given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Internet of Things to Smart Cities: Enabling Technologies
EditorsHongjian Sun, Bashar I. Ahmad, Chao Wang
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages410
ISBN (Print)9781498773782
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameChapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series
PublisherCRC Press


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