Autonomous Virtual Mobile Nodes
Rapport, 2005

This paper presents a new abstraction for virtual infrastructure in mobile ad hoc networks. An Autonomous Virtual Mobile Node (AVMN) is a robust and reliable entity that is designed to cope with the inherent difficulties caused by processors arriving, leaving, and moving according to their own agendas, as well as with failures and energy limitations. There are many types of applications that may make use of the AVMN infrastructure: tracking, supporting mobile users, or searching for energy sources. The new abstraction is that of a virtual general-purpose computing entity, an automaton that can make autonomous on-line decisions concerning its own movement. We describe a self-stabilizing implementation of this new abstraction that is resilient to the chaotic behavior of the physical processors and provides automatic recovery from any corrupted state of the system.


Shlomi Dolev

Seth Gilbert

Elad Schiller

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Datavetenskap

Alex Shvartsman

Jennifer Welch


Datavetenskap (datalogi)

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