Issue No.12 - December (2006 vol.17)
Marcelo Dias de Amorim , IEEE
Serge Fdida , IEEE
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TPDS.2006.179
<p><b>Abstract</b>—As the size of mobile <it>self-organizing</it> networks increases, the efficiency of location services must increase as well so that addressing/routing scalability does not become an issue. In this paper, we propose a novel architecture, called Twins, tailored for self-organizing networks. Twins architecture involves <it>addressing</it> and <it>locating</it> nodes in large networks, <it>forwarding</it> packets between them, and <it>managing</it> in the presence of mobility/topology changes. Twins defines a logical multidimensional space for addressing and forwarding, while location service and management operations make use of a one-dimensional space. To improve scalability and performance, forwarding is hop-by-hop with greedy next-hop choice and the location service uses a rendezvous paradigm to distribute information among nodes. In this paper, we describe the Twins architecture and present a performance evaluation to assess scalability, fairness in the overhead distribution among nodes, and routing robustness.</p>
Distributed networks, network topology, wireless communication, protocol architecture, routing protocols.
Aline Carneiro Viana, Marcelo Dias de Amorim, Yannis Viniotis, Serge Fdida, Jos? Ferreira de Rezende, "Twins: A Dual Addressing Space Representation for Self-Organizing Networks", IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol.17, no. 12, pp. 1468-1481, December 2006, doi:10.1109/TPDS.2006.179