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We consider the parallel computing environment where m organizations provide machines and several jobs to be executed. While cooperation of organizations is required to minimize the global makespan, each organization also expects the faster completion of its own jobs primarily and thus it is not necessarily cooperative. To handle the situations, we(More)
We consider a set of k autonomous robots that are endowed with visibility sensors (but that are otherwise unable to communicate) and motion ac-tuators. Those robots must collaborate to reach a single vertex that is unknown beforehand, and to remain there hereafter. Previous works on gathering in ring-shaped networks suggest that there exists a tradeoff(More)
We propose a gathering protocol for an even number of robots in a ring-shaped network that allows symmetric but not periodic configurations as initial configurations, yet uses only local weak multiplicity detection. Robots are assumed to be anonymous and oblivious, and the execution model is the non-atomic CORDA model with asynchronous fair scheduling. In(More)
In this paper, we present a local-information-based self-optimizing routing protocol Zigzag in virtual grid networks. A virtual grid network is obtained by virtually dividing a wireless network into a grid of geographical square regions called cells, and is used in MANETs and sensor networks to reduce energy consumption. A single node is selected as a(More)
We consider the problem of gathering n anonymous and oblivious mobile robots, which requires that all robots meet in finite time at a nonpredefined point. While the gathering problem cannot be solved deterministically without assuming any additional capabilities for the robots, randomized approaches easily allow it to be solvable. However, the randomized(More)