Generalizing Wireless Ad Hoc Routing for Future Edge Applications

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Wireless ad hoc networks are becoming increasingly relevant due to their suitability for Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. These networks are comprised of devices that communicate directly with each other through the wireless medium. In applications deployed over a large area, each device is unable to directly contact all others, and thus they must cooperate to achieve multi-hop communication. The essential service for this is Routing, which is crucial for most applications and services in multi-hop ad hoc networks. Although many wireless routing protocols have been proposed, no single protocol is deemed the most suitable for all scenarios. Therefore, it is crucial to identify the key differences and similarities between protocols to better compare, combine, or dynamically elect which one to use in different settings and conditions. However, identifying such key similarities and distinctions is challenging due to highly heterogeneous specifications and assumptions. In this paper, we propose a conceptual framework for specifying routing protocols for wireless ad hoc networks, which abstracts their common elements and that can be parameterized to capture the behavior of particular instances of existing protocols. Furthermore, since many wireless ad hoc routing protocols lack systematic experimental evaluation on real networks, we leverage an implementation of our framework to conduct an experimental evaluation of several representative protocols using commodity devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services
Subtitle of host publication18th EAI International Conference, MobiQuitous 2021, Virtual Event, November 8-11, 2021, Proceedings
EditorsT. Hara, H. Yamaguchi
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-94822-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-94821-4
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2022
Event18th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 8 Nov 202111 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN (Print)1867-8211
ISSN (Electronic)1867-822X


Conference18th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Framework
  • IoT
  • Routing
  • Wireless Ad Hoc


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