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Another look at ad hoc networks

 

The price, performance, and form factors of sensors, processors, storage elements, and radios today are enabling the development of network-supported applications for a wide range of environments including the monitoring of disruptive phenomena, object tracking, establishment of on-demand network infrastructure for disaster relief or military purposes, and peer-to-peer vehicular or interpersonal networks. However, while in theory ad hoc networks are the ideal vehicle for such applications, the practice today is far from this theory. In this talk, I argue that many of the limitations of ad hoc networks today stem from the fact that the architectures and protocols used for them are in many ways a derivative of the Internet architecture, and describe a research agenda that considers developing ad hoc networks without having to adhere to many of the design choices that, until now have proven so successful for internetworking of wired networks.

 
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Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J. J. Another look at ad hoc networks. Keynote address at 4th International Conference on Ad-Hoc Networks and Wireless (ADHOC-NOW 2005); 2005 October 6-8; Cancun; Mexico. Berlin: Springer-Verlag; 2005; LNCS 3738: 1-2.