05142 Executive Summary – Disruption Tolerant Networking

Authors Marcus Brunner, Lars Eggert, Kevin Fall, Jörg Ott, Lars Wolf

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Marcus Brunner
Lars Eggert
Kevin Fall
Jörg Ott
Lars Wolf

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Marcus Brunner, Lars Eggert, Kevin Fall, Jörg Ott, and Lars Wolf. 05142 Executive Summary – Disruption Tolerant Networking. In Disruption Tolerant Networking. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 5142, pp. 1-4, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2005)


Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) is a new area of research to improve network communication when connectivity is periodic, intermittent, and/or prone to disruptions. A seminar on DTN was held at at Schloß Dagstuhl, Germany, from 3 to 6 April 2005. Researchers from different fields discussed their approaches to dealing with delays, intermittent connectivity, and the potential non-existence of an end-to-end path in a number of different environments. The two major areas identified were: (1) dealing with delay and disruption in the present Internet in the context of wireless, mobile, and nomadic communications, supporting existing applications and (2) addressing new applications with a focus on exploiting discontinuous connectivity and opportunistic contacts for asynchronous communications. This article briefly reviews the seminar presentations and discussions.
  • Delay-tolerant networking
  • disconnected operation
  • mobility
  • ad-hoc networks
  • sensor networks
  • interplanetary Internet


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