Issue No. 12 - December (2006 vol. 17)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TPDS.2006.179
As the size of mobile self-organizing 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 addressing and locating nodes in large networks, forwarding packets between them, and managing 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.
Self-organizing networks, Peer to peer computing, Network topology, Scalability, Multidimensional systems, Robustness, Routing protocols, Wireless application protocol, Wireless communication, Spread spectrum communication,Distributed networks, network topology, wireless communication, protocol architecture, routing protocols.
"Twins: A Dual Addressing Space Representation for Self-Organizing Networks", IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol. 17, no. , pp. 1468-1481, December 2006, doi:10.1109/TPDS.2006.179