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In this paper, we propose a general framework of the iterative local solution (ILS) for computing a connected dominating set (CDS) in ad hoc wireless networks, which include wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). This approach uses an iterative application of a selected local solution. Each application of the local solution enhances the result obtained from the previous iteration, but each is based on a different node priority scheme. Then, we integrate this iterative process into the process for handling dynamic network topology and propose two extensions: cyclic iterative local solution (CILS) and seamless iterative local solution (SILS). CILS offers a natural extension of ILS to the dynamic environment, but suffers from broken CDS and non-adaptiveness. With a novel use of a monotonically increasing sequence number for dynamic node priority, SILS offers an extension with the desirable properties of correctness, progressiveness, locality, and seamlessness. Extensive simulations are conducted, under ns-2 and a custom simulator, to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed approach in both static and dynamic environments.
Connected dominating set (CDS), dynamic node priority, local solution, mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), simulation, wireless sensor networks (WSNs)

J. Wu, F. Dai and S. Yang, "Iterative Local Solutions for Connected Dominating Set in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 57, no. , pp. 702-715, 2008.
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