Proposal and Evaluation of a Future Mobile Network Management Mechanism with Attractor Selection
Several task forces are currently working on how to design the future Internet and it is high time for research work to also move a step forward to future mobile networks on a large scale. In this paper, the authors propose a future mobile network management method based on a combination of Open-Flow and the biologically inspired attractor selection method to achieve scalability and energy efficiency. In other words, they propose novel approaches to wireless network management by extending the attractor selection mechanism in path and cluster management for signaling cost reduction. Through autonomous decisions of each mobile node and network device, the whole wireless network can be managed in an autonomous, energy efficient, and robust manner.