On the Use of Smart Ants for Efficient Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks
Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) has been an active area of research for the last several years. In this paper, the authors address the problem of packet routing for efficient data forwarding in Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) with the help of smart ants acting as intelligent agents. The aim of this paper is to study the use of such biologically inspired agents to effectively route the packets in WMNs. In particular, they propose Ant-Mesh, a distributed interference-aware data forwarding algorithm which enables the use of smart ants to probabilistically and concurrently perform the routing and data forwarding in order to stochastically solve a dynamic network routing problem.