A Lightweight and Secure Session-Aware Ad-Hoc Charging Protocol

João Paulo Barraca, Susana Sargento, Rui L. Aguiar, "A Lightweight and Secure Session-Aware Ad-Hoc Charging Protocol", Proc. 2005 International Conference on Telecommunications - ICT, Cape Town, South Africa, May 2005
http://atnog.av.it.pt/~jpbarraca/?fid=6204cd62d1695b9afcd77556666f68fa62b1451a

Tags: ad-hoc, charging, Network

Abstract

Ad-hoc networks can be used to increase the radio range of hotspot scenarios and the number of prospective clients. However, the constraints created by the nature of wireless links and low power devices pose many challenges to this integration. Charging and efficient forwarding are two key functionalities in an ad-hoc network in order to allow its integration in the existing infrastructure networks. This paper proposes a lightweight and secure Session-Aware charging protocol (SACP) for these environments. This protocol is able to provide guarantees of cooperative behavior in traffic forwarding, with minimal network overhead. The performance results, evaluated in multiple environments, show the protocol merits in terms of throughput and network overhead.

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Conference: 2005 International Conference on Telecommunications - ICT in Cape Town, South Africa