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SeeR: Simulated Annealing-based Routing in Opportunistic Mobile Networks

Opportunistic Mobile Networks (OMNs) are characterized by intermittent connectivity among nodes. In many scenarios, the nodes attempt at local decision making based on greedy approaches, which can result in getting trapped at local optimum. Moreover, for efficient routing, the nodes often collect and exchange lot of information about others. To alleviate such issues, we present SeeR, a simulated annealing-based routing protocol for OMNs. In SeeR, each message is associated with a cost function, which is evaluated by considering its current hop-count and the average aggregated inter-contact time of the node. A node replicates a message to another node, when the latter offers a lower cost. Otherwise, the message is replicated with decreasing probability. Moreover, SeeR works based solely upon local observations. In particular, a node does not track information about other nodes, and, therefore, reduces the risk of privacy leaks unlike many other protocols. We evaluated the…

Text Highlighting in Latex

While preparing a manuscript with Latex, it is often useful to highlight the changes made in the current revision with a different color. This can be achieved using the\textcolor command provided by Latex. For example,\textcolor{red}{Hello World}would display the string "Hello World" in red color.

However, the final/published copy of the manuscript does not contain any highlighted text. Therefore, if a large volume of changes were made, it becomes tiresome at the end to find and remove all the individual portions of highlighted text.

This can be circumvented by defining a utility command to switch highlighting on and off as desired. In the following, we define a new Latex command, highlighttext, for this purpose. The command takes only a single argument -- the text that it should highlight.


% For highlighting changes in this version with red color
    \newcommand{\highlighttext}[1] {\textcolor{red}{#1}}
    % Remove all text highlighting
    % Useful to gener…

Welcome, 2017!

Dear Readers and Followers,

Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year! May this new year dawns with the promises of a brighter tomorrow. #HNY2017