Communication-Efficient Self-stabilization in Wireless Networks

  • Tomoya Takimoto
  • Fukuhito Ooshita
  • Hirotsugu Kakugawa
  • Toshimitsu Masuzawa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7596)


A self-stabilizing protocol is guaranteed to eventually reach a safe (or legitimate) configuration even when started from an arbitrary configuration. Most of self-stabilizing protocols require each process to keep communicating with all of its neighbors forever even after reaching a safe configuration. Such permanent communication impairs efficiency, but is necessary in nature of self-stabilization.

The concept of communication-efficiency was introduced to reduce communication after reaching a safe configuration. The previous concept targets the point-to-point communication model, and is not appropriate to the wireless network model where a process can locally broadcast a message to its neighbors all at once.

In this paper, we refine the concept of the communication-efficiency for the wireless network model, and investigate its possibility in self-stabilization for some fundamental problems; the minimal (connected) dominating set problem, the maximal independent set problem, and the spanning tree construction problem.


Wireless Network Convergence Time Span Tree Problem Process Pair Line Topology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomoya Takimoto
    • 1
  • Fukuhito Ooshita
    • 1
  • Hirotsugu Kakugawa
    • 1
  • Toshimitsu Masuzawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyOsaka UniversityJapan

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