Towards congestion-aware all-to-all information dissemination in mobile ad-hoc networks

Albana Gaba*, Spyros Voulgaris, Maarten van Steen

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We discuss protocols for all-to-all dissemination in ad-hoc wireless networks. We identify shortcomings and challenges related to high traffic and explore their causes by observing the performance at the MAC layer. Through simulations we show that a congestion assessment mechanism can reduce more than 1/4 of the traffic on a good part of the nodes without affecting dissemination performance. We conclude that MAC-layer congestion awareness is important for im-proving application-level efficiency, and that we should not separate the two when dealing with all-to-all broadcasting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC'10
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-8865-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8863-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010: MIAMI: Moving Into the Age of Mobile Interactivity - Hyatt Regency-Miami, Miami, United States
Duration: 6 Dec 201010 Dec 2010


Conference2010 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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