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Spontaneous smartphone networks as a user-centric solution for the future internet

Abstract : In this paper we focus on a special case of User-Centric Networks (UCNs), named Spontaneous Smartphones-based Networks (SSNs), where the role of the end-user devices is played by smartphones that are, “evolutionary” and more active in supporting communication services. SSNs present key features like spontaneity in the creation of the network and redefinition of the devices’ role in order to make them continuously adaptive to both network and users requirements. This work is devoted to identify the potential advantages of SSNs, by also providing a clear definition of the challenges and the issues that need to be faced in order to make this emerging paradigm effective and practically deployable.
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Gianluca Aloi, Marco Di Felice, Valeria Loscrì, Pasquale Pace, Giuseppe Ruggeri. Spontaneous smartphone networks as a user-centric solution for the future internet. IEEE Communications Magazine, 2014, 52 (12), pp.26 - 33. ⟨10.1109/MCOM.2014.6979948⟩. ⟨hal-01077445⟩



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