Social profile aware AODV Protocol for ad-hoc social networks

Published in Wireless Personal Communications, 2017

Recommended citation: Nagender Aneja, Sapna Gambhir "Social profile aware AODV Protocol for ad-hoc social networks." Wireless Personal Communications, 2017. vol. 97 pp. 4161--4182 doi: 10.1007/s11277-017-4718-x

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Abstract: Ad-hoc social networks are required to strengthen local communication between people. Mobile ad-hoc social networks have emerged as self-configuring and self-organizing social networks to facilitate interactions among mobile users without the Internet. Contextual routing based on social patterns has been proposed and is advantageous for ad-hoc social networks. The social profile-aware routing protocol proposed in this paper allows users to use social networking applications using a social routing protocol. The protocol has been implemented on network simulator ns-2 and is available as a patch file for other researchers. Results indicate that the protocol has a low overhead with 64 nodes. Results have been presented for packet delivery ratio and average end-to-end delay. The need for a multi-hop social network was also studied, and it was observed that the probability of nodes being connected at a multi-hop increases with the increment of the number of nodes and geographical area.