Leveraging Ad-hoc Networking and Mobile Cloud Computing to Exploit Short-Lived Relationships Among Users on the Move

  • Jack Fernando Bravo-Torres
  • Martín López-Nores
  • Yolanda Blanco-Fernández
  • José Juan Pazos-Arias
  • Esteban Fernando Ordióñez-Morales
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8993)


The interactions enabled by the popular sites of the Web 2.0 are largely confined to the virtual world of the Internet, thus failing to engage people in relevant interactions with people, contents or resources in their physical environment. In this paper, we motivate the potential of automatically establishing sporadic social networks among people (acquaintances or strangers) who happen to be physically close to one another at a certain moment. We present the design of one platform intended to provide solutions from the lowest level of establishing ad-hoc connections among nearby mobile devices, up to the highest level of automatically identifying the most relevant pieces of information to deliver at any time. A number of application scenarios are presented, along with technical details of a solution to empower ad-hoc communications by means of a virtualization layer.


Sporadic social networks Ad-hoc networking Mobile cloud computing Knowledge management 



Research funded by the European Union 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under grant agreement no. 287966 (EXPERIMEDIA project), as well as by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Galician Regional Government under project CN 2012/260 “Consolidation of Research Units: AtlantTIC”. The authors are thankful to the students Juan Pablo Hurtado and Edgar Patricio Siguenza for their invaluable work in the implementation of the reference VNLayer and VNAODV following the algorithmic details and the results found in the literature.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Fernando Bravo-Torres
    • 1
  • Martín López-Nores
    • 2
  • Yolanda Blanco-Fernández
    • 2
  • José Juan Pazos-Arias
    • 2
  • Esteban Fernando Ordióñez-Morales
    • 1
  1. 1.Área de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Politécnica SalesianaCuencaEcuador
  2. 2.AtlantTIC Research Center for Information and Communication Technologies, Departamento de Ingeniería TelemáticaUniversidade de Vigo, EE TelecomunicaciónVigoSpain

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