Title: Time and position aware resource search algorithm for the mobile peer-to-peer network using ant colony optimisation

Authors: Dharmendra Kumar; Ajay Kumar Dubey; Mayank Pandey

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, UP – 226031, India ' Department of Computer Science, Government Polytechnic, Chandauli, UP – 232105, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Prayagraj, UP – 211004, India

Abstract: The progressive growth of wireless mechanisms and the wide popularity of intelligent devices are attracting particular attention to peer-to-peer mobile ad hoc networks (P2P MANET). Increasing the efficiency to search the resources became an important research topic in the P2P MANETs. Most existing research gives more emphasis on position-based clustering techniques and does not give preference to time. Due to not giving any preference to time, the existing approaches are not so appropriate to improve the efficiency to search the resources in P2P MANETs. This paper suggests a navel resource search approach that first uses position-aware peer clustering strategy. Then, using an ant colony optimisation method with pheromones, it chooses the preeminent neighbour's peer that is of time-aware neighbouring peer's resource preferences and the time-aware neighbouring peer's availability. Based on the results of the experiment, this approach outweighs other approaches in terms of search delay, overhead traffic, and search success rate.

Keywords: resource discovery mechanism; peers resource preferences; ant colony optimisation; position aware; time aware; mobile P2P ad hoc network; P2P MANET.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2022.126225

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2022 Vol.28 No.6, pp.621 - 654

Received: 29 Jul 2021
Accepted: 05 Oct 2021

Published online: 17 Oct 2022 *

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