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Data Delivery Properties of Human Contact Networks

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Data Delivery Properties of Human Contact Networks
—Pocket Switched Networks take advantage of social contacts to opportunistically create data paths over time. This work employs empirical traces to examine the effect of the human contact process on data delivery in such networks. The contact occurrence distribution is found to be highly uneven: contacts between a few node-pairs occur too frequently, leading to inadequate mixing in the network, while the majority of contacts occur rarely, but are essential for global connectivity. This distribution of contacts leads to a significant variation in the fraction of node pairs that can be connected over time windows of similar duration. Good time windows tend to have a large clique of nodes that can all reach each other. It is shown that the clustering co-efficient of the contact graph over a time window is a good predictor of achievable connectivity. We then examine all successful paths found by flooding and show that though delivery times vary widely, randomly sampling a small number...
Nishanth Sastry, D. Manjunath, Karen R. Sollins, J
Added 15 May 2011
Updated 15 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where TMC
Authors Nishanth Sastry, D. Manjunath, Karen R. Sollins, Jon Crowcroft
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