By Topic

A lightweight localization architecture and application for opportunistic networks

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Papandrea, M. ; ISIN-DTI-SUPSI, Switzerland ; Vanini, S. ; Giordano, S.

Mobile communication is increasingly becoming part of everyday life. Haggle ( is an innovative project that exploits human mobility for creating an invisible social network to enable communication in the presence of intermittent network connectivity. Mobile devices equipped with network interfaces, may in fact (temporarily) be out of range of the Internet infrastructure, and thereby unable to access Internet services. However, these devices may often be in range of other networked devices, or pass by an area where some type of connectivity is available (e.g. WiFi hotspots) and may be able to perform useful networking transactions involving local exchanges of data, exploiting, in this way, the opportunistic communication. One of the mechanisms for realizing the opportunistic communication is by taking advantage of context information (such as location) for correlating on-line social and physical networks. This, together with the need for information regarding devices locations and the dasiapervasivepsila presence of wireless networks in indoor environments, suggested us to implement a lightweight application able to localize mobile devices, exploiting opportunistic networking.

Published in:

World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks & Workshops, 2009. WoWMoM 2009. IEEE International Symposium on a

Date of Conference:

15-19 June 2009