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An Effective Data Transmission Algorithm Based on Social Relationships in Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks

by 1,2,†,‡, 1,2,*,†,‡, 1,2,†,‡ and 1,2,†,‡
1
School of Software, Central South University, Changsha 410075, China
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“Mobile Health” Ministry of Education-China Mobile Joint Laboratory, Changsha 410075, China
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Current address: Central South University, Changsha 410075, China.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Algorithms 2018, 11(8), 125; https://doi.org/10.3390/a11080125
Received: 24 June 2018 / Revised: 9 August 2018 / Accepted: 13 August 2018 / Published: 14 August 2018
With the popularization of mobile communication equipment, human activities have an increasing impact on the structure of networks, and so the social characteristics of opportunistic networks become increasingly obvious. Opportunistic networks are increasingly used in social situations. However, existing routing algorithms are not suitable for opportunistic social networks, because traditional opportunistic network routing does not consider participation in human activities, which usually causes a high ratio of transmission delay and routing overhead. Therefore, this research proposes an effective data transmission algorithm based on social relationships (ESR), which considers the community characteristics of opportunistic mobile social networks. This work uses the idea of the faction to divide the nodes in the network into communities, reduces the number of inefficient nodes in the community, and performs another contraction of the structure. Simulation results show that the ESR algorithm, through community transmission, is not only faster and safer, but also has lower transmission delay and routing overhead compared with the spray and wait algorithm, SCR algorithm and the EMIST algorithm. View Full-Text
Keywords: opportunistic networks; opportunistic mobile social networks; community division; community structure contraction opportunistic networks; opportunistic mobile social networks; community division; community structure contraction
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Yan, Y.; Chen, Z.; Wu, J.; Wang, L. An Effective Data Transmission Algorithm Based on Social Relationships in Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks. Algorithms 2018, 11, 125.

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