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Following the Right Path: Using Traces for the Study of DTNs

Baudic, Gwilherm and Pérennou, Tanguy and Lochin, Emmanuel Following the Right Path: Using Traces for the Study of DTNs. (2016) Computer Communications, 88. 25-33. ISSN 0140-3664

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2016.05.006


Contact traces collected in real situations represent a popular material for the study of a Delay Tolerant Network. Three main use cases can be defined for traces: social analysis, performance evaluation and statistical analysis. In this paper, we perform a review on the technicalities of real trace collection and processing. First, we identify several factors which can influence traces during collection, filtering or scaling, and illustrate their impact on the conclusions, based on our experience with four datasets from the literature. We subsequently propose a list of criteria to be verified each time a trace is to be used, along with recommendations on which filters to apply depending on the envisioned use case. The rationale is to provide guidelines for researchers needing to perform trace analysis in their studies.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Computer Communications website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01403664
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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:21 Jul 2016 13:14

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