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Ant-Based Topology Convergence Algorithms for Resource Management in VANETs.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-75867-9_124 In proceeding of: Computer Aided Systems Theory - EUROCAST 2007, 11th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, February 12-16, 2007, Revised Selected Papers
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ABSTRACT Frequent changes caused by IP-connectivity and user-oriented services in Inter-Vehicular Communication Networks (VCNs) set
great challenges to construct reliable, secure and fast converged topology formed by trusted mobile nodes and links. In this
paper, based on a new metric for network performance called topology convergence and a new Object-Oriented Management Information
Base - active MIB (O:MIB), we propose an ant-based topology convergence algorithm that applies the swarm intelligence metaphor
to find the near-optimal converged topology in VCNs which maximizes system performance and guarantee a further sustainable
and maintainable system topology to achieve Quality of Service (QoS) and system throughput. This algorithm is essentially
a distributed approach in that each node collects information from local neighbor nodes by invoking the methods from each
localized O:MIB, through the sending and receiving of ant packets from each active node, to find the appropriate nodes to
construct a routing path. Simulation results show this approach can lead to a fast converged topology with regards to multiple
optimization objectives, as well as scale to network sizes and service demands.

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