FRDV: A DTN Routing Based on Human Moving Status in Urban Environments

Wenzao Li, Bing Wan, Zhan Wen, Jianwei Liu, Yue Cao, Tao Wu*, Jiliu Zhou

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It is a fast and simple way to run a Delay Tolerant Network (DTN) by mobile terminals in an urban environment, therefore DTN currently plays an important role as a network for Internet of Things (IoT). The network metrics are important for performance of DTN based communication systems. Because moving characteristics in urban environments are different from other challenging network environments, then the routing method is also different in various environments. In general, routing algorithm decides the DTN performance, so it cannot release potential performance with traditional routing algorithms in cities. In this paper, we propose a routing algorithm for urban areas, named Forward Routing based Distance Variation (FRDV), and we designed such approach according to human moving characteristics. FRDV comprises two stages which include selecting relay node and messages transmission decision. At the first stage, FRDV select a relay node depend on sending activity which depends on delivery frequency of nodes. During the short encounter time, the nodes selectively sent messages to the relay node based on moving status of nodes at the second stage. The simulation results suggest that FRDV outperforms than classical algorithms such as Epidemic, Prophet, Direct Delivery and First Contact algorithms in urban environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCloud Computing and Security - 4th International Conference, ICCCS 2018, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsXingming Sun, Zhaoqing Pan, Elisa Bertino
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030000189
ISBN (Print)9783030000172
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Sept 2018
Event4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security, ICCCS 2018 - Haikou, China
Duration: 8 Jun 201810 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11067 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security, ICCCS 2018


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