<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>8162</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Tennent,P.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Hall,M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Brown,B.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Chalmers,M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Sherwood,S.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2005</YEAR><TITLE>Three Applications for Mobile Epidemic Algorithms</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Proc. Mobile HCI</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>Springer Verlag</PUBLISHER><PAGES>223-236</PAGES><ISBN>1-59593-089-2</ISBN><LABEL>Tennent:2005:8162</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>Equator</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>This paper presents a framework for the pervasive sharing of data using wireless networks. ‘FarCry’ uses the mobility of users to carry files between separated networks. Through a mix of ad-hoc and infrastructure–based wireless networking, files are transferred between users without their direct involvement. As users move to different locations, files are then transmitted on to other users, spreading and sharing information. We examine three applications of this framework. Each of these exploits the physically proximate nature of social gatherings. As people group together in, for example, business meetings and cafés, this can be taken as an indication of similar interests, e.g. in the same presentation or in a type of music. MediaNet affords sharing of media files between strangers or friends, MeetingNet shares business documents in meetings, and NewsNet shares RSS feeds between mobile users. NewsNet also develops the use of pre-emptive caching: collecting information from others not for oneself, but for the predicted later sharing with others. We offer observations on developing this system for a mobile, multi-user, multi-device environment.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>