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Consistent re-clustering in mobile ad hoc networks

Tselikis, C., Douligeris, C., Mitropoulos, S. & Komninos, N. (2008). Consistent re-clustering in mobile ad hoc networks. In: IWCMC 2008 - International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference. IWCMC 2008 - International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, 6 - 8 August 2008, Crete, Greece.


In this paper we revisit some considerations relative to the performance of re-clustering algorithms in MANET. We recommend that for a secure MANET the design of re-clustering algorithms should not only provide for clustering stability, but also for network robustness in terms of network connectivity, of message reliability, of tolerance against the attacks that target the cluster head nodes and of tolerance to random node failures due to energy drains. We also take into account the possibility of malicious users that might thwart the network protocol by advertising false topology information. We propose a distributed mechanism that for unbiased cluster head election first demands certain levels of consistency to be reached among the nodes.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © 2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works. DOI: 10.1109/IWCMC.2008.142
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Software Reliability
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