Support for inter-domain routing and data replication in virtual coordinate based networks


  • Computer and Communication Systems, University of Innsbruck
    (originally initiated at Computer Networks and Communication Systems, University of Erlangen)
  • Network Research Lab, UCLA



Project Time

  • 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2011


Recently, it has been shown that virtual coordinate based routing techniques are able to overcome several problems in ad hoc networks. They are independent of known geographic locations and less prone to routing failures. Additionally, some of the proposed solutions are exploiting the concept of Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs) to support data management. A typical example is the Virtual Cord Protocol (VCP). However, it is unclear how to integrate multiple networks or network domains in the concept of virtual address identifiers. We propose a solution for inter-domain routing in virtual coordinate based protocols by exploiting the available DHT. Together with appropriate indirections, efficient inter-domain routing becomes possible. The collaborative study should establish a scientific link between the two research groups and provide novel insight into the applicability of virtual coordinate based network protocols in the case of mobile multi-domain environments. Derived solutions are important building blocks for efficient vehicular information sharing systems as well as for mobile sensor network applications.

Selected Publications

  1. Falko Dressler and Mario Gerla, "A Framework for Inter-Domain Routing in Virtual Coordinate based Mobile Networks," ACM/Springer Wireless Networks, vol. 19 (7), pp. 1611–1626, October 2013. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF, More details]
  2. Falko Dressler, Roman Koch and Mario Gerla, "Path Heuristics using ACO for Inter-Domain Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 5th ACM/ICST International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information and Computing Systems (BIONETICS 2010), Boston, MA, December 2010, pp. 128–142. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF, More details]
  3. Falko Dressler, Abdalkarim Awad and Mario Gerla, "Inter-Domain Routing and Data Replication in Virtual Coordinate Based Networks," Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2010), Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF, More details]
  4. Falko Dressler, Abdalkarim Awad, Reinhard German and Mario Gerla, "Enabling Inter-Domain Routing in Virtual Coordinate Based Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 15th ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2009), Poster Session, Beijing, China, September 2009. [BibTeX, PDF, More details]
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