International Journal of Computer Applications
Cluster computing in ad hoc network draws special attention among the research community as it mandates the usage of single bandwidth for many receivers associated with the group/cluster. Ad hoc network operational environment has incited the adoption of cluster computing as it innately assists its formation. Cluster computing in ad hoc network has undergone a paradigm shift in the deployment of community centric applications like multiparty video conferencing, multiplayer online video games, online software patch update and online auction etc. Clusters in ad hoc network collaborate with each other through trust based routing using group key GK.