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Thesis Proposal: Fundamental Communication Abstractions for Building Proximity-Based Mobile Applications

Author Behnaz Bostanipour
Director of thesis Benoit Garbinato
Co-director of thesis
Summary of thesis In this research, we study the requirements of proximity-based mobile applications and we design the funda- mental building blocks for these applications. Our motivation lies in the fact that traditional communication abstractions, typically broadcast primitives with strong consistency guarantees, do not adequately capture the spatio-temporal semantics of proximity-based mobile applications. Rather, developers need communi- cation abstractions that are defined for a certain range and a certain time duration. While designing these new communication abstractions, we also consider the user privacy concerns raised by using proximity-based mobile applications.
Administrative delay for the defence
URL http://doplab.unil.ch/