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<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.

Y. Viniotis, J. Ferreira de Rezende, M. Dias de Amorim, S. Fdida and A. Carneiro Viana, "Twins: A Dual Addressing Space Representation for Self-Organizing Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol. 17, no. , pp. 1468-1481, 2006.
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