International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering (IJSCE)
Due to its vast application, maintaining the connectivity and forwarding the information in Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is very crucial to increase the efficiency as well as the performance of the system. One way of guarantying this performance to a large and dynamic network is through clustering. A number of researchers came up with a variety of approaches and performance metrics for ad hoc clustering. In this paper, the authors have presented a comprehensive review of various proposed clustering schemes for MANET. The classification and analysis of these schemes are done depending on their cluster formation.