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Türkes, O. and Scholten, J. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2016) Friend-to-friend short message service with opportunistic Wi-Fi beacons. In: Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Collaboration and Social Networking (PerCol 2016), in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom 2016), 14-18 Mar 2016, Sydney, Australia. pp. 1-6. IEEE Computer Society. ISBN 978-1-5090-1941-0
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PERCOMW.2016.7457142
This study introduces Oppline, an ad hoc opportunistic short message service that can be collaboratively used by everyone who has a smart mobile device. The data exchange method of Oppline is built on top of the universal Wi-Fi standard, thus expedites platform-independent integration of related mobile applications for delay-tolerant communications in public space. Even in highly-dense mobile networks of smart portable devices, Oppline gains performance from people's participation according to our experimental analysis validated with a real-life deployment. Without creating any network overhead, Oppline performs multi-hop message transmissions via short messages encoded in and decoded from Wi-Fi's service set identifier field. As a ubiquitous alternative to the situated communication systems, Oppline provides high versatility and usability for mobile ad hoc applications based on friend-to-friend messaging and data dissemination.
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