Future of Multi-hopping: from Theory to Practice

Future of Multi-hopping: from Theory to Practice

Title : Future of Multi-hopping: from Theory to Practice
Authors :
Baras, John S.
Conference : Tenth ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (Mobilhoc09) - Panel, pp. 195
Date: May 18 - May 21, 2009

The research community has been fascinated by the challenges posed by multi-hopping for over a decade, and has produced a number of interesting theoretical results and innovative solutions for many of these challenges. However, despite the plethora of envisioned applications for many multi-hop architectures, e.g. mesh, sensor, and ad-hoc, the reality is that there are only a few real-world success stories involving multi-hopping. The panel plans to discuss how we can move more effectively from theory to practice, and debate whether it is a matter of time for more real-world applications to materialize, or cost-related and other real-world considerations will restrict the use of multi-hopping to only a few specialized applications.

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