Special Issue "Delay Tolerant Networks and Applications"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Vasco N.G.J. Soares
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Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, 6000-767 Castelo Branco, Portugal; Instituto de Telecomunicações, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: delay/disruption tolerant networks, vehicular networks, Internet of everything, smart cities
Prof. Dr. Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues
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National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil; Instituto de Telecomunicações, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: Internet of Things; wireless and body sensor networks; mobile and eHealth technologies; future internet technologies; vehicular communications; mobile and cloud computing
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Prof. Dr. João M. L. P. Caldeira
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Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (IPCB), 6000-767 Castelo Branco, Portugal; Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: mobility support for wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things, smart cities solutions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Delay- and disruption-tolerant networking (DTN) has been an active research area due to its importance and wide range of countless applications in challenged scenarios and environments. DTNs consist of only mobile nodes, or both fixed nodes and mobile nodes moving around and occasionally coming into each other's proximity. Communication opportunities are usually short and sporadic, thereby making node-to-node communications extremely challenging and resulting in a very slow data dissemination process. Potential DTN applications include but are not limited to interplanetary networks, vehicular networks, networks for emergency response, disaster recovery, military operations, environmental sensing, tracking and monitoring applications, and communications in remote and rural areas and developing countries.

This Special Issue aims at bringing together researchers, academicians, scientists, and students to exchange their ideas, experiences, and latest research results on DTNs and their applications.

The topics of this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • Technologies and standards;
  • Architectures, protocols, and algorithms;
  • Data management and analytics;
  • Network performance;
  • Modeling and simulation;
  • Prototypes, testbeds, and case studies;
  • Applications;
  • Security, privacy, and trust;
  • Integration with infrastructure-based networks.

Prof. Dr. Vasco N.G.J. Soares
Prof. Dr. Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues
Prof. Dr. João M. L. P. Caldeira
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Delay-tolerant networks
  • Disruption-tolerant networks (DTN)
  • Opportunistic networks
  • Network architecture
  • Protocols
  • Algorithms
  • Prototype
  • Testbed
  • Simulation
  • Modeling
  • Application scenarios
  • Applications

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Open AccessArticle
Mobile P2P-Based Skyline Query Processing over Delay-Tolerant Networks
Electronics 2019, 8(11), 1276; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8111276 - 02 Nov 2019
Abstract
Skyline query-processing techniques considering various properties in peer to peer (P2P)-based services have become a recent topic of research. In this paper, we propose a new skyline query-processing scheme to improve the query-processing performance and accuracy in a mobile P2P service over delay-tolerant [...] Read more.
Skyline query-processing techniques considering various properties in peer to peer (P2P)-based services have become a recent topic of research. In this paper, we propose a new skyline query-processing scheme to improve the query-processing performance and accuracy in a mobile P2P service over delay-tolerant networks. The proposed scheme collects data on the query object from neighboring nodes and establishes a local skyline through static properties to reduce query-processing costs. To improve the query accuracy in a non-uniform distribution environment, the query-dissemination range is expanded by enforcing a query-dissemination range expansion. The performance evaluation conducted to verify the superiority of the proposed scheme demonstrates that it has a better performance compared to the existing schemes. Full article
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A Novel Data Forwarding Strategy for a Drone Delay Tolerant Network with Range Extension
Electronics 2019, 8(6), 659; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8060659 - 11 Jun 2019
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Amazon, Uber Eats, and United Parcel Service (UPS) are planning to launch drone delivery services in the near future. Indeed, recently, Google has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for its Wings delivery platform. Amazon claims that a drone logistics network is more [...] Read more.
Amazon, Uber Eats, and United Parcel Service (UPS) are planning to launch drone delivery services in the near future. Indeed, recently, Google has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for its Wings delivery platform. Amazon claims that a drone logistics network is more cost-efficient and quicker than a motor vehicle delivery network. In this paper, we propose a data delivery service by the drone network in addition to parcel delivery. We propose Heuristic Flight Path Planning (HFPP) that plans a drone’s flight path based on parcel delivery destination as well as data delivery destinations (waypoints). We further extend the solution to include drone charging stations for range extension. Our simulation studies show that our proposed method has delivered the data and consignments such that HFPP delivers up to 33% more data packets compared with Encounter-Based Routing (EBR), Epidemic, and a similar path planning method. Also, HFPP reduces the data delivery delays by up to 72% while the overhead ratio is low. Full article
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