Date Added: Apr 2012
Service discovery in Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) is much more challenging, because of the reasons: frequent node mobility, nodes tend to have limited power supply and computational resources and clients join and leave networks more frequently. Hence it is necessary to develop a service discovery protocol such that it should take into account the Quality of Service (QoS) metrics and the service selection should be based on the client applications' QoS requirements. In this paper, swarm intelligence based service discovery architecture for mobile ad hoc networks is developed. It is based on AntNet, an adaptive agent-based routing algorithm that has outperformed the best-known routing algorithms and also provides the Service Requestor (SR) to specify the operating context.