Mapping the Intellectual Structure of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
In today's information-based economy, the increasing popularity of wireless portable devices, such as laptops, PDAs, wireless telephones or wireless sensors, has highlighted the importance of Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANET). A MANET is a dynamic distributed system of wireless nodes that move independently of each other. The past decade has especially seen extensive research on MANET. Yet even though MANET has established itself as an academic discipline, its establishment has been a slow process because researchers in this area prefer to publish their best work in more established journals.