Towards Hovering Information

  • Alfredo Villalba
  • Dimitri Konstantas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4272)


This paper introduces a new concept of information that can exist in a mobile environment with no fixed infrastructure and centralized servers, which we call the Hovering Information. This information will be capable of staying attached to a specific geographical point, hovering from one device to another for surviving or even moving from one place to another as defined by its creator or other factors. Its applications can be many. In this paper we describe two main scenarios: disaster areas and tagged world, discussing related issues such as persistency and reliability, distribution, consistency and security.


Mobile Phone Mobile Device Mobile Environment Storage Node Disaster Area 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfredo Villalba
    • 1
  • Dimitri Konstantas
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre Universitaire d’InformatiqueUniversity of GenevaGeneva 4Switzerland

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