The impact of mobility patterns on the efficiency of data forwarding in MANETs
Paper in proceeding, 2015

One of the most challenging requirements in cutting-edge Mobile Ad hoc Networks is the need for adaptive and efficient routing. Networks capable of adapting their behavior based on current conditions are often characterized as self-organizing networks, which are lately considered very promising for future applications. This work examines the impact of the different mobility properties on the performance of self-organizing networks. For that purpose, a simulator was developed to model different mobility patterns and study the way they affect the effectiveness of the well-known AODV routing protocol. Particularly, this paper focuses on the effect of the different mobility schemes on network topology and consequently to the overall network performance. The results reveal the tight correlations between node mobility characteristics and network metrics.


mobile routing

mobility patterns


self-organizing networks



T. D. Lagkas

CITY College, Thessaloniki

Argyro Lamproudi

Student at Chalmers

P. Sarigiannidis

University of Western Macedonia

C. Skianis

University of the Aegean

IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015, London, United Kingdom, 8-12 June 2015

1550-3607 (ISSN)


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Communication Systems



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