Deploying Wireless Networks with Beeps

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Deploying Wireless Networks with Beeps
Abstract. We present the discrete beeping communication model, which assumes nodes have minimal knowledge about their environment and severely limited communication capabilities. Specifically, nodes have no information regarding the local or global structure of the network, do not have access to synchronized clocks and are woken up by an adversary. Moreover, instead on communicating through messages they rely solely on carrier sensing to exchange information. This model is interesting from a practical point of view, because it is possible to implement it (or emulate it) even in extremely restricted radio network environments. From a theory point of view, it shows that complex problems (such as vertex coloring) can be solved efficiently even without strong assumptions on properties of the communication model. We study the problem of interval coloring, a variant of vertex coloring specially suited for the studied beeping model. Given a set of resources, the goal of interval coloring is t...
Alejandro Cornejo, Fabian Kuhn
Added 09 Dec 2010
Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CORR
Authors Alejandro Cornejo, Fabian Kuhn
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