Publications
Authors:
  • Nathalie Glance , Dave Snowdon , Jean-Luc Meunier
Citation:
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing (HUC 99)
Abstract:
In this paper, we propose a novel kind of network that uses people instead of wires
(or other commuication media) to carry message packets between devices and between
physical places. In the course of their day, people move from device to device and from
location to location. We will describe how this movement of people
can be harnessed to allow the communication of electronic messages, albeit
in a way that is relatively unreliable and unpredictable compared with
traditional networks. This new kind of network infrastructure has a number of
advantages, such as low cost and scalability.
Year:
1999
Report number:
1999/011
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