Broadcast and gossiping algorithms for mobile ad hoc networks based on breadth-first traversal

Koushik Sinha, Pradip K. Srimani

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We present a deterministic broadcast algorithm for the class of mobile ad hoc networks where the mobile nodes possess collision detection capabilities. The algorithm is based on a breadth-first traversal of the network, allows multiple transmissions in the same time slot and completes broadcast in O(n log n) time in the worst case. It is mobility resilient even for networks where topology changes are very frequent. The idea of this broadcast algorithm is then extended to develop a gossiping algorithm having O((n + D)D log n) worst case run time, where D is the diameter of the network graph, which is an improvement over the existing algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-470
Number of pages12
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes



  • Ad hoc networks
  • Breadth-first broadcast
  • Deterministic broadcast
  • Gossiping
  • Mobile computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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