User centric networking and services [Guest Editorial]

AutorRute Sofia, Alessandro Bogliolo, Fikret Sivrikaya, Huiling Zhu, Olivier Marce, David Valerdi
QuelleIEEE Communications Magazine 

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.