V Friends and Foes: Preventing Selfishness in Open Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Friends and Foes: Preventing Selfishness in Open Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
H. Miranda and L. Rodrigues.
Selected sections of this report will be published in the IEEE
International Workshop on Mobile Distributed Computing (MDC).
Providence, Rhode Island USA, May 2003 (in conjunction with ICDCS
Technological advances are leveraging the widespread deployment of
mobile ad hoc networks. An interesting characteristic of ad hoc
networks is their self-organization and their dependence of the
behavior of individual nodes. Until recently, most research on ad
hoc networks has assumed that all nodes were cooperative. This
assumption is no longer valid in spontaneous networks formed by
individuals with diverse goals and interests. In such
environment, the presence of selfish nodes may degrade significantly
the performance of the ad hoc network. This paper proposes a novel
algorithm that aims to discourage selfish behavior in mobile ad hoc
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