Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks, Hardback Book

Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks Hardback

Edited by Jie Wu, Yunsheng Wang


The widespread availability of mobile devices along with recent advancements in networking capabilities make opportunistic mobile social networks (MSNs) one of the most promising technologies for next-generation mobile applications.

Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks supplies a new perspective of these networks that can help you enhance spontaneous interaction and communication among users that opportunistically encounter each other, without additional infrastructure support. The book explores recent developments in the theoretical, algorithmic, and application-based aspects of opportunistic MSNs.

It presents the motivation behind opportunistic MSNs, describes their underpinning and key concepts, and also explores ongoing research.

Supplies a systematic study of the constrained information flow problemReviews the recent literature on social influence in complex social networksPresents a complete overview of the fundamental characteristics of link-level connectivity in opportunistic networksExplains how mobility and dynamic network structure impact the processing capacity of opportunistic MSNs for cloud applicationsProvides a comprehensive overview of the routing schemes proposed in opportunistic MSNsTaking an in-depth look at multicast protocols, the book explains how to provide pervasive data access to mobile users without the support of cellular or Internet infrastructures.

Considering privacy and security issues, it surveys a collection of cutting-edge approaches for minimizing privacy leakage during opportunistic user profile exchange. The book concludes by introducing a framework for mobile peer rating using a multi-dimensional metric scheme based on encounter and location testing.

It also explains how to develop a network emulation test bed for validating the efficient operation of opportunistic network applications and protocols in scenarios that involve both node mobility and wireless communication.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 541 pages, 25 Tables, black and white; 143 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: WAP (wireless) technology
  • ISBN: 9781466594944



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