COPELABS Coordination: Paulo Mendes
In user provided networks, forwarding and routing challenges differ from the traditional Internet routing scenarios due to the fact that end user devices may behave as network nodes and nodes are highly nomadic. Also in user provided networks, data is exchanged based on individual user interests and expectations, control and management requires de-centralized and distributed solutions and routing may take advantage of user mobility patterns.
The characteristics of user-provided networks require two basic properties: robustness from an end-to-end perspective, and intermittent connectivity support as such the UCR (User-Centric Routing) project will consider recent trends in wireless communications that will be used to develop novel routing metrics, algorithms and protocols for scenarios where information routing and relaying may be provided by end-user devices, and where networking nodes are essentially characterized by having restricted resources and a highly nomadic behaviour.
Mobility-aware metrics for multihop routing, ns module, COPE-SITI-SW-13-04, 2013 ,
Multihop routing metrics - Link Stability approach, ns2 patch, SITI-SW-12-03, 2012 ,
RelaySpot, extension for OMNET++, SITI-SW-12-04, 2012 ,
Implementation of energy-aware metrics for AODV and OLSR protocols in NS-2, SITI-SW-11-05, 2011 , and ,
Energy-aware metrics for multihop routing, ns2 module, COPE-SITI-SW-13-06, 2013 ,
TECD router, SITI-SW-11-03, 2011 and ,
dLife v0.1: Opportunistic Routing based on Social Daily Routines, SITI-SW-11-06, 2011 ,
dLife v1.0: Opportunistic Routing based on Social Daily Routines, SITI-SW-12-02, 2012 ,
Social-aware Content-based Opportunistic Routing Protocol (SCORP), SITI-SW-13-01, 2013,
Social-aware Opportunistic Routing Protocol based on User's Interactions and Interests, in: in Proc. Adhocnets 2013, Barcelona, Spain, 2013 , and ,
Routing in Opportunistic Networks, chapter Social-aware Opportunistic Routing: The New Trend, Springer Verlag, 2013 and ,
Project UCR has received funding from the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Our scientific repository holds the most recent work. COPELABS follows a pre-print open policy.
SITI is focused upon user-centric trends that are emerging in several fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), OSI Layers 2 and 3. As in other grassroots movements, the user will have an active say concerning services provided and consequently, concerning the techno-social environment that surrounds him/her.
This group is based (i.e. integrated members) on a core of scientifically active researchers from the former CEPCA (Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, Rodrigo Brito, Paulo Lopes, and Ana Loureiro) 2 more recent PhDs (Cristina Camilo and Bárbara Gonzalez). Note, however, that the CEPCA team (team size, funding and indicators included in 5.) changed substantially since 2008, when it had 8 PhDs (of which only PG remains) and 5 groups. In 2011-13 the team grew to 14 integrated PhDs in 2-3 groups. By 2013, however, it was clear that the bulk of CEPCA output of international level (13 of the 14 indicators in table 5.) was the responsibility of the neurocognitive/cyber therapy-focused group, with only 3 PhD and 2 non-PhD members (PI: PG). The inevitable consolidation of CEPCA around this core group pointed to the desirability of joining forces with an informatics team – SITILABS – to create COPELABS as an interdisciplinary R&D unit (see Description of the R&D unit).