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Revisiting pitfalls of DTN datasets statistical analysis

Baudic, Gwilherm and Pérennou, Tanguy and Lochin, Emmanuel Revisiting pitfalls of DTN datasets statistical analysis. (2014) In: The 20th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 7 September 2014 - 11 September 2014 (Maui, United States).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2645672.2645683


Contact traces collected in real situations represent a popular material to assess the performance of a Delay Tolerant Network. These traces usually require some preprocessing to be fully usable. Especially, several assumptions can be made prior to performing the statistical analysis of contact and inter-contact times. We first classify these assumptions, and analyze their impact on the statistical characterization of three well-known datasets. We also identify some pitfalls in dataset analysis that might strongly influence the conclusion made by the experimenter. Based on our own experience, we subsequently propose a preliminary checklist to help researchers avoid undesired ambiguities or misunderstandings in further studies.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:This papers appears in Proceedings of the 9th ACM MobiCom workshop on Challenged networks. ISBN: 978-1-4503-2783-1. The original PDF is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2645672.2645683
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:03 Oct 2014 14:38

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