Social-aware clustering for wireless ad hoc networks



Clustering is a widely used solution to provide routing scalability in wireless ad hoc networks. The design of clustering schemes is a complex problem due to the dynamic nature of this type of networks. This work proposes a Social- aware Clustering Scheme (SoCS) based on link history to improve the performance of clustering management operations. Each node maintains a history of past links with neighbour nodes with the prospect of improving the performance of future cluster formations. SoCS was evaluated with the Social Network Theory (SNT) mobility model, analysing clustering, routing and traffic performance. Obtained results demonstrate an overall significant improvement, proving that social-awareness is a quality attribute in a clustering scheme.


wireless ad hoc networks,clustering,social


Clustering in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks


2016 Wireless Days (WD), March 2016

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