Title: Agenda driven mobility modelling

Authors: Qunwei Zheng, Xiaoyan Hong, Jun Liu, David Cordes, Wan Huang

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA. ' Utilities Global Business Unit, Oracle, 400 Crossing Blvd, 6th Floor, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, USA

Abstract: Mobility modelling is an essential component of wireless and mobile networking research. Our proposed Agenda Driven Mobility Model takes into consideration a person|s social activities in the form of agenda (when, where and what) for motion generation. The model provides a framework for translating social agendas into a mobile world. Using the data from National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) of the US Department of Transportation, our simulation results suggest that social roles and agenda activities tend to cause geographic concentrations and significantly impact network performance. The model is in a position of better reflecting real world scenarios.

Keywords: mobility modelling; mobile ad hoc networks; MANETs; mobile networks; simulation; social activities; social agendas; motion generation; social roles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2010.030000

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2010 Vol.5 No.1, pp.22 - 36

Published online: 03 Dec 2009 *

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