The MANIAC challenge: Exploring MANETs through competition

Michael S. Thompson, Amr E. Hilal, Abdallah S. Abdallah, Luiz A. DaSilva, Allen B. MacKenzie

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Abstract

In this paper we discuss the MANIAC Challenge, a cooperative and competitive approach to MANET networking research. Our goal was to create an opportunity for researchers to come together and compete in a MANET-based competition where points were awarded for received traffic and deducted for use of node resources, including packet forwarding. Using software we created, each team built a participation strategy that allowed them to decide how much they would participate in forwarding traffic for other nodes. This exercise turned out to be a resounding success and a wealth of data was gathered about traffic patterns, network behavior, node behavior, and the impact of node participation strategies on the MANET. The major observations of this work are that location and hardware can affect node performance, node participation can affect the larger network in some circumstances, and node mobility patterns can vary based on the goal of the node.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWiOpt 2010 - 8th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks
Pages443-452
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Aug 27 2010
Event8th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2010 - Avignon, France
Duration: May 31 2010Jun 4 2010

Publication series

NameWiOpt 2010 - 8th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks

Other

Other8th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2010
CountryFrance
CityAvignon
Period5/31/106/4/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization

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    Thompson, M. S., Hilal, A. E., Abdallah, A. S., DaSilva, L. A., & MacKenzie, A. B. (2010). The MANIAC challenge: Exploring MANETs through competition. In WiOpt 2010 - 8th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (pp. 443-452). [5520224] (WiOpt 2010 - 8th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks).