Opportunistic networks forms one of the two major categories of multi-hop ad hoc networks, which are widely used in many scenarios. Applications on opportunistic networks have been on mobile network, space networks, online social networks, and underwater networks, etc. This book introduces opportunistic networking by combining fundamental mathematical models, system architecture/protocols, and practical applications. The book summarizes the main outcomes and investigation of opportunistic networks and provides the overview picture and system training for newcomers to this promising area.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Methodology. Modeling Opportunistic Networks. Mobility Models. Contact Models. Physical-MAC Layer Enabling Technology. Routing Protocol and Algorithms. Social-Aware Protocols and Evaluations. Security Mechanism and Considerations. Application 1: Mobile Data Offloading. Application 2: Vehicular Data Dissemination. Other Killer Applications.
Dr. Yong Li received the B.S. and Ph.D degree in Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Tsinghua University in 2007 and 2012, respectively. During 2012 and 2013, he was a Visiting Research Associate with Telekom Innovation Laboratories and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology respectively. During 2013 to 2014, he was a Visiting Scientist with the University of Miami. He is currently a Faculty Member of the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University. His research interests are in the areas of Mobile Computing and Social Networks, Urban Computing and Vehicular Networks, and Network Science and Future Internet. He has published more than 100 research papers and has several granted and pending patents. Dr. Li has served as General Chair, Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair, and TPC Member for several international workshops and conferences. He is currently the Associate Editor of Journal ofCommunications and Networking and EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking (both are SCI Indexed).
Dr. Pan Hui received his Ph.D degree from Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and earned his MPhil and BEng both from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong. He is currently a faculty member of the Department of Computer A68Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he directs the HKUST-DT System and Media Lab. He also serves as a Distinguished Scientist of Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-labs) Germany and an adjunct Professor of social computing and networking at Aalto University Finland. Before returning to Hong Kong, he has spent several years in T-labs and Intel Research Cambridge. He has published more than 150 research papers and has more than 20 granted and pending European patents. He has founded and chaired severalIEEE/ACM conferences/workshops, and has been serving on the organising and technical program committee of numerous international conferences and workshops including ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE Infocom, ICNP, SECON, MASS, Globecom, WCNC, ITC, ICWSM and WWW. He is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.