Kolloq. Dr. Paulo Mendes, topic: Impact of Human Behavior on Social Opportunistic Forwarding
22.7.2014, 2:00 pm, FMI 00.12.019 (MI-Building, Campus Garching), this talk will be held in English Abstract: The current Internet design is not capable of supporting communications in environments characterized by very long delays and frequent network partitions. To allow devices to communicate in such environments, delay-tolerant networking solutions have been proposed by exploiting opportunistic message forwarding, with limited expectations of end-to-end connectivity and node resources. However, such proposals present two major drawbacks: first, they ignore the impact that human behavior has on the dynamics of the network; and second, they focus on low density scenarios. This talk presents a study about the impact that human behavior has on opportunistic forwarding showing: i) that performance can be improved by taking the dynamics of the network into account; and ii) to show that delay-tolerant networking can also be used to reduce communication costs in networks with high density by considering the users' behavior. Bio: Paulo Mendes is the vice-director of the Cognition and People centric computing Research Center (COPELabs) at University Lusofona, where he is associated professor, and director of the Ph.D program on Informatics - New Media and Pervasive Systems (NEMPS). In 2004 he got his Ph.D. degree in Informatics Engineering from the University of Coimbra, having performed his Ph.D. thesis work as a visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York. Before COPELABS, Paulo was a senior researcher at NTT DOCOMO Euro-labs for 4 years, and a research coordinator at the portuguese research lab INESCTEC for 3 years. The publication record includes over 100 scientific articles, 14 international patents, and contributions of IETF.