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User centric networking and services [Guest Editorial]

AuthorRute Sofia, Alessandro Bogliolo, Fikret Sivrikaya, Huiling Zhu, Olivier Marce, David Valerdi
SourceIEEE Communications Magazine 
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User-centric networks (UCNs) are a recent architectural trend of self-organizing autonomic networks where the Internet end user cooperates by sharing network services and resources. UCNs are spontaneous and grassroots deployments of wireless architectures, ad hoc or infrastructured, often involving low-cost equipment.