Date Added: Nov 2009
In order to thoroughly simulate the MANET, the movements of the mobile nodes should be predicted more close to real world movements. Since the limitation of real traces in the public domain, synthetic based mobility models are widely used in MANET mobility management and the most widely used models are very simplistic. Movement of mobile nodes are strongly affected by the need of humans to socialize or cooperate because most of the nodes are directly or indirectly handled by human beings so the mobility model based on social network theory predicts the node movements more realistic. Major challenges of these models are identifying the community and predicting the behavior of each node and each community.