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Coupons: Wide Scale Information Distribution for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Summary: Coupons: Wide Scale Information Distribution
for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Kevin C. Almeroth
Department of Computer Science
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-5110
Email: almeroth@cs.ucsb.edu
Anargyros Garyfalos
British Telecommunications Place
Intelligent Systems Lab
Ipswich IP5 3RE, UK
Email: anargyros.garyfalos@bt.com
Abstract-- Integrating ad hoc networks into the Internet re-
quires overcoming a number of difficult technical challenges. In
particular, ad hoc networks must not only overcome intermittent
connectivity, but they also need a strong incentive mechanism to
encourage users to participate in the cooperative relay of data
traffic. We believe that inherent in solving these problems is the
development of new applications that might, in fact, be more
easily deployed in an ad hoc environment than in a traditional


Source: Almeroth, Kevin C. - Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences