Three applications for mobile epidemic algorithms

Tennent, P., Hall, M., Brown, B., Chalmers, M. and Sherwood, S. (2005) Three applications for mobile epidemic algorithms. In: 7th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Salzburg, Austria, 19-22 September 2005, pp. 223-226. ISBN 1595930892 (doi:10.1145/1085777.1085815)

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Abstract

This paper presents a framework for the pervasive sharing of data using wireless networks. 'FarCry' uses the mobility of users to carry files between separated networks. Through a mix of ad-hoc and infrastructure-based wireless networking, files are transferred between users without their direct involvement. As users move to different locations, files are then transmitted on to other users, spreading and sharing information. We examine three applications of this framework. Each of these exploits the physically proximate nature of social gatherings. As people group together in, for example, business meetings and cafés, this can be taken as an indication of similar interests, e.g. in the same presentation or in a type of music. MediaNet affords sharing of media files between strangers or friends, MeetingNet shares business documents in meetings, and NewsNet shares RSS feeds between mobile users. NewsNet also develops the use of pre-emptive caching: collecting information from others not for oneself, but for the predicted later sharing with others. We offer observations on developing this system for a mobile, multi-user, multi-device environment.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
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Keywords:ad-hoc networking, file sharing, peer-to-peer networks, proximity-based sharing, sociable sharing, wireless
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Chalmers, Professor Matthew and Sherwood, Dr Scott and Hall, Dr Malcolm
Authors: Tennent, P., Hall, M., Brown, B., Chalmers, M., and Sherwood, S.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM Press
ISBN:1595930892
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2005 ACM Press
First Published:First published in Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 2005.
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher including additional information statement.

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