Clustering for Indoor and Dense MANETs

  • Luís Conceição
  • Marilia Curado
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7469)


Clustering is the most widely used performance solution for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs), enabling their scalability for a large number of mobile nodes. The design of clustering schemes is quite complex, due to the highly dynamic topology of such networks. A numerous variety of clustering schemes have been proposed in the literature, focusing different characteristics and objectives. In this work, a new clustering scheme, designed for large cooperative environments, is proposed, namely Clustering for Indoor and Dense MANETs (CIDNET). CIDNET was evaluated featuring its stability, amount of clustered nodes and network load. Results demonstrate high and constant levels of network stability.


MANET distributed clustering cooperative work stability indoor environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luís Conceição
    • 1
  • Marilia Curado
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Informatics Engineering, Centre for Informatics and SystemsUniversity of CoimbraPortugal

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