José Irigon de Irigon

Adaptive Network Protocols

Routing in Disruption-Tolerant Networks has been researched for over 15 years. Several algorithms have been proposed that exploit the predictive behavior of mobile devices to maximize a desired metric (e.g., end-to-end delay) and to minimize the waste of resources.

However, those algorithms are not adaptive, and a change in the network mobility due to external events (e.g., accidents, natural conditions, mechanical failures, political events) may temporarily degrade the network performance considerably. The goal of my thesis is to research how the model of roles can be used to support the design and implementation of an adaptive DTN protocol for challenging networks that is able to explore available knowledge and adapt under behavioral changes.