3 years ago

FTR: features tree based routing in mobile social networks

Nahideh Derakhshanfard, Elnaz Nasiri


Mobile social networks are among subsets of delay tolerant networks. The nodes of these networks are mobile and the communication between them is done wireless and all nodes have social characteristics. The connection between these nodes is temporary and there is not end to end route between the source and the destination. Therefore, it is difficult to deliver the packets to the destination. One of the best routing methods in such networks is to use the information about the network context. These methods require the process of information collection and replicate the packets based on the context to increase the delivery ratio and enforce great overhead onto the network. Since the nodes have social characteristics and these features exist within the network, it seems that using them within the routing can be useful. In this paper a community based method of delivering is proposed that uses social characteristics of the individual members for routing the packets. Using the predetermined roles for the members that do not need data collection level can improve routing in these networks. In this method a tree is formed and each group of the members is entitled in one branch of it. The transmission of the packets from the source to the destination is done based on the differences between their characteristics and through the route which has the highest number of the nodes. The simulation results show that the delivery ratio of this method has increased regarding the related works and the overhead ratio has decreased.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11276-018-1809-x

DOI: 10.1007/s11276-018-1809-x

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