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An important challenge confronted in distributed systems is the adoption of suitable and efficient algorithms for coordinator election. The main role of an elected coordinator is to manage the use of a shared resource in an optimal manner. Among all the algorithms reported in the literature, the Bully and Ring algorithms have gained more popularity. In this(More)
—Multicasting is emerging as an enabling technology for multimedia transmissions over wireless networks to support several groups of users with flexible quality of service (QoS) requirements. Although multicast has huge potential to push the limits of next generation communication systems; it is however one of the most challenging issues currently being(More)
—With the successful deployment of IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless local area networks (WLANs) and the pent-up market demand for high speed wireless access, the IEEE 802.11n protocol has emerged as a promising standard with major enhancements. In order to scale to the high physical layer transmission rate of up to 600 Mbps, the current medium access control (MAC)(More)
Generic generalized minimum variance-based (GMV) controllers have been adopted as efficient control mechanisms especially in presence of measurement noise. However, such controllers exhibit degraded performance with change in process dynamics. To overcome this problem, a novel congestion controller based on active queue management (AQM) strategy for(More)
—Knowledge on the dynamics of standard epidemic models and their variants over complex networks has been well-established primarily in the stationary regime, with relatively little light shed on their transient behavior. In this paper, we analyze the transient characteristics of the classical susceptible-infected (SI) process with a recovery policy modeled(More)
—Opportunistic spectrum access (OSA) is a promising reform paradigm envisioned to address the issue of spectrum scarcity in cognitive radio networks (CRNs). While current models consider various aspects of the OSA scheme, the impact of retrial phenomenon in multi-channel CRNs has not yet been analyzed. In this work, we present a continuous-time Markov chain(More)
—Fluctuations in electricity tariffs induced by the sporadic nature of demand loads on power grids has initiated immense efforts to find optimal scheduling solutions for charging and discharging plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) subject to different objective sets. In this paper, we consider vehicle-to-grid (V2G) scheduling at a geographically large scale in(More)