## Abstract

An independent set of a graph is a subset of its vertices such that there are not any two adjacent vertices in this set. Finding the maximal independent set of a graph has many important applications such as clustering in wireless networks, and independent sets can also be used to build other graph structures. In this chapter, we describe rank-based, randomized, and self-stabilizing distributed algorithms to form maximal independent sets of graphs.

## Keywords

Vertex Cover Active Neighbor Wait State Current Neighbor Synchronization Message
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