Owen, Gareth and Adda, Mo
Self organizing quorum systems for ad hoc networks.
Communication, Network, and Information Security
ISSN ISBN: 0-88986-636-8.
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There are many essential applications for quorum systems in ad-hoc networks, such as that of location servers in large-scale networks. Existing research proposes many approaches to the problems, many of which are incomplete, cumbersome, or incur significant cost. We describe and analyse a self-organising quorum system that creates an emergent intelligence to minimise overhead and maximise survivability. We then examine the quorum.s performance as a location server and suggest improvements to the query mechanism and routing algorithm using the information.
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