On the Evaluation of Self-addressing Strategies for Ad-Hoc Networks

  • Ricardo de O. Schmidt
  • Aiko Pras
  • Reinaldo Gomes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6955)


Ad-hoc networks are supposed to operate autonomously and, therefore, self-* technologies are fundamental to their deployment. Several of these solutions have been proposed during the last few years, covering most layers and functionalities of networking systems. Addressing is one of the critical network operations on supporting others such as routing and even security of IP-based communcations. This paper has the goal of putting together different strategies for self-addressing problem by evaluating five self-addressing protocols and pointing out their strenghs and drawbacks. At this time, we did not intend to come up with a novel approach for the problem, but to evaluate the existing ones in a non-isolated manner and also considering critical ad-hoc networking situations of partition and merging. Conclusions about the evaluated approaches and their applicability are drawn at the end of this paper.


Control Overhead Requester Node Merging Procedure Initiator Node Address Allocation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo de O. Schmidt
    • 1
  • Aiko Pras
    • 1
  • Reinaldo Gomes
    • 2
  1. 1.Design and Analysis of Communication SystemsUniversity of TwenteThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Systems and Computing DepartmentFederal University of Campina GrandeBrazil

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