Brief Announcement: Regional Consecutive Leader Election in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

  • Hyun Chul Chung
  • Peter Robinson
  • Jennifer L. Welch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6451)

Abstract

In this paper we introduce the regional consecutive leader election (RCLE) problem, which extends the classic leader election problem to the continuously-changing environment of mobile ad-hoc networks. We assume that mobile nodes can fail by crashing, and might enter or exit the region of interest at any time. We require the existence of certain paths which ensures a bound on the time for propagation of information within the region. We present and prove correct an algorithm that solves RCLE for a fixed region in 2 or 3-dimensional space. Our algorithm does not rely on the knowledge of the total number of nodes in the system nor on a common startup time. Additionally, we introduce a condition on mobility that is sufficient to ensure the existence of the paths required by our RCLE algorithm.

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References

  1. 1.
    Chung, H.C., Robinson, P., Welch, J.L.: Regional consecutive leader election in mobile ad-hoc networks. Technical Report 12/2010, Vienna University of Technology, Embedded Computing Systems Group (E182/2), Treitlstr. 1-3, 1040 Vienna, Austria (2010)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Chung, H.C., Robinson, P., Welch, J.L.: Regional consecutive leader election in mobile ad-hoc networks. In: Proc. 6th International Workshop on Foundations of Mobile Computing (DIALM-POMC 2010) (to appear in September 2010)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyun Chul Chung
    • 1
  • Peter Robinson
    • 2
  • Jennifer L. Welch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Embedded Computing Systems Group (E182/2)Technische Universität WienViennaAustria

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