Opportunistic networks for efficient application provisioning in the Future Internet

business scenarios and technical challenges

Andreas Georgakopoulos*, Vera Stavroulaki, Jens Gebert, Oscar Moreno, Oriol Sallent, Marja Matinmikko, Marcin Filo, Dragan Boskovic, Milenko Tosic, Markus Mueck, Christian Mouton, Panagiotis Demestichas

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)


Opportunistic Networks are temporary, localized, operator-governed network segments that are created under certain circumstances. Opportunistic Networks can be used as coordinated extensions of the infrastructure in order to provide solution to matters such as coverage and capacity extension, infrastructure supported opportunistic ad-hoc networking, traffic aggregation in the access and backhaul network. Stakeholders such as network operators, end-users and content/ service providers can be benefited from the new network paradigm which will lead to increased revenue for the operator, better QoS for the end-users and new opportunities for the content/ service providers. A high-level functional architecture is also described as part of the proposed solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFutureNetw 2011
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Network and Mobile Summit 2011 Conference Proceedings
EditorsPaul Cunningham, Miriam Cunningham
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781905824250
ISBN (Print)9781457709289
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 Future Network and Mobile Summit, FutureNetw 2011 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 15 Jun 201117 Jun 2011


Other2011 Future Network and Mobile Summit, FutureNetw 2011


  • opportunistic networks
  • coverage extension
  • capacity extension
  • traffic aggregation

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