Date Added: Oct 2012
In this paper, the authors proposed a novel mechanism (BICL) for communication, coordination and a protocol is designed for vehicular active networks. BICL permits each sensor node to autonomously determine its next-hop selection and channel access strategy using bio-inspired next-hop selection and channel access profitability measures. Based on these profitability measures, BICL provides optimal performance in energy-efficient and reliable sensor - actor communication. Furthermore, using task allocation profitability measure, BICL also guarantees stable allocation of available tasks in a way that each task is accomplished by an actor node within a bounded time delay.