A Centrality-Based ACK Forwarding Mechanism for Efficient Routing in Infrastructureless Opportunistic Networks

  • Sanjay K. Dhurandher
  • Isaac Woungang
  • Anshu Rajendra
  • Piyush Ghai
  • Periklis Chatzimisios
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 169)

Abstract

In the next generation Internet, it is expected that human, smart devices, and “things” will be able to communicate and interact with each other opportunistically in order to share their data. An analysis of this type of relationship is made possible due to the advent of the Opportunistic Internet of Things (OppIoT), a new paradigm that enable information sharing and dissemination among opportunistic communities formed based on human mobility and opportunistic contacts. Designing data dissemination and routing protocols for opportunistic IoT is a challenge since contacts between nodes and users’ social behaviors are to be tighten together as design constraints. Nonetheless, as opportunistic networking rely on spontaneous connectivity between the users and wireless devices, it can be argued that OppIoT is a form of opportunistic social networks (OppNets) extension, with focus on the relationship between human and opportunistic connection of smart things. As such, some routing protocols that have been designed to work for infrastructureless OppNets can also be applied in OppIoT systems. In this context, the History Based Routing Protocol for Opportunistic Networks (HiBOp) is an appealing choice. In this paper, an acknowledgement (ACK) forwarding mechanism to boost the performance of HiBOp is proposed based on the concept of centrality. Simulation results are provided, showing that HiBOp with centrality outperforms HiBOp in terms of predefined performance metrics.

Keywords

Opportunistic networks (OppNets) Centrality ACK Routing protocol HiBOp 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjay K. Dhurandher
    • 1
  • Isaac Woungang
    • 2
  • Anshu Rajendra
    • 1
  • Piyush Ghai
    • 1
  • Periklis Chatzimisios
    • 3
  1. 1.CAITFS, Netaji Subhas Institute of TechnologyUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsATEITHEThessalonikiGreece

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