A declarative perspective on adaptive manet routing

Changbin Liu, Yun Mao, Mihai Oprea, Prithwish Basu, Boon Thau Loo
2008 Proceedings of the ACM workshop on Programmable routers for extensible services of tomorrow - PRESTO '08  
In this paper, we present a declarative perspective on adaptable extensible MANET protocols. Our work builds upon declarative networking, a recent innovation for building extensible network architectures using declarative languages. We make the following contributions. First, we demonstrate that traditional MANET protocols, ranging from proactive, reactive, to epidemic can be expressed in a compact fashion as declarative networks, and we validate experimentally the use of declarative techniques
more » ... to implement traditional MANETs emulated on a testbed cluster. Second, we show that the declarative framework enables policy-driven adaptation, in which a generic set of declarative rule-based policies are used to make runtime decisions on the choice of MANET protocols. Third, we present some initial ideas on fine-grained protocol composition and adaptation, where a typical MANET protocol can be composed and adapted from simpler components.
doi:10.1145/1397718.1397733 dblp:conf/sigcomm/LiuMOBL08 fatcat:e5r53x72dfczbkk4rhfk3hnsgq