This paper presents MAGNET, a novel middleware infrastructure that exploits Wi-Fi Direct to provide a reliable and stable communication means for large numbers of mobile devices. This self-organizing middleware abstracts the multi-hop communication process by autonomously maintaining connectivity among devices. MAGNET also provides a discovery mechanism that exploits the MAC address of the different devices or the services they offer. MAGNET was evaluated both on our WiDiSi simulator for Wi-Fi Direct-based systems, and on real Android devices. The results we obtained in our evaluation illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed middleware, both in discovering and maintaining connectivity in large-scale dynamic scenarios.

MAGNET: A middleware for the proximal interaction of devices based on Wi-Fi direct

Baresi, Luciano;Derakhshan, Naser;Guinea, Sam;
2017

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This paper presents MAGNET, a novel middleware infrastructure that exploits Wi-Fi Direct to provide a reliable and stable communication means for large numbers of mobile devices. This self-organizing middleware abstracts the multi-hop communication process by autonomously maintaining connectivity among devices. MAGNET also provides a discovery mechanism that exploits the MAC address of the different devices or the services they offer. MAGNET was evaluated both on our WiDiSi simulator for Wi-Fi Direct-based systems, and on real Android devices. The results we obtained in our evaluation illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed middleware, both in discovering and maintaining connectivity in large-scale dynamic scenarios.
IEEE International Conference on Communications
9781467389990
Computer Networks and Communications; Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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