On setting-up asynchronous ad hoc wireless networks

Tomasz Jurdzinski, Dariusz R. Kowalski, Michal Rozanski, Grzegorz Stachowiak

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This paper studies the task of setting up ad hoc wireless networks. In such networks, it is often the case that nodes become active at different times, without coordination or knowledge about network topology. We consider the following tasks: wake-up, clock synchronization, leader election, and multimessage broadcast. We show how to achieve these goals in scalable O(D polylog(n)) time. As a tool we define and give a solution to a quasi-backbone problem, which aims to set up transmission probabilities at nodes in a way that they can be efficiently used to solve other tasks. Our results are obtained by minimalistic algorithms, which do not require power control or carrier sensing capabilities, use very small energy, local computation and memory. Moreover, unlike many previous work, they remain scalable even if the network is not highly connected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781479983810
StatePublished - Aug 21 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event34th IEEE Annual Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, IEEE INFOCOM 2015 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Apr 26 2015May 1 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X


Conference34th IEEE Annual Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, IEEE INFOCOM 2015
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • clock synchronization
  • leader election
  • multi-message broadcast
  • no GPS
  • quasi-backbone
  • random linear network coding
  • randomized distributed algorithms
  • SINR model
  • wake-up
  • Wireless ad hoc network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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