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A Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes that can communicate with each other using multi hop wireless links without utilizing any fixed based-station infrastructure and centralized management. The topology of a MANET can be very dynamic due to the mobility of mobile nodes. Because of the dynamic topology and wireless link(More)
To adapt the data rate in accordance with the quality of the link, the IEEE 802.11b standard proposes the variable rate shifting functionality. This intrinsic functionality of the 802.11b products progressively degrades the bit rate when a host detects unsuccessful frame transmissions. Furthermore, the basic CSMA/CA channel access method guarantees that the(More)
In this work, we will focus on the work undertaken in the specification of policies, the different notations developed, and how policies are deployed within a managed system. We will motivate, analyze, and classify all major existing policy notations through several criteria and try to consider the consistent merging of their strengths into a more(More)
We propose ZAP, an algorithm for the distributed channel assignment in cognitive radio (CR) networks. CRs are capable of identifying underutilized licensed bands of the spectrum, allowing their reuse by secondary users without interfering with primary users. In this context, efficient channel assignment is challenging as ideally it must be simple, incur(More)
Ad hoc networks are gaining more and more acceptance due to the potential of applications, the facility to deploy them as well as the cost economy in term of infrastructure. However, they introduce a lot of challenges in term of routing algorithms, QoS assurance, security, management and so on. The aim of this paper is to present a state of art of these(More)
— We propose a novel protocol to deal with the synchronization problem for multimedia ad hoc networks. Our proposal eliminates the need for hard clock synchronization by implementing a virtual scheme that relies on the desynchro-nization between nodes. Such a decision is made because of the dynamic nature of the network topology. Therefore, the proposed(More)
This paper describes a new framework for the interoperability between ISP management domain for the purpose of satisfying end user requirement based on service level agreements (SLA) set up between a customer and its related ISP and also SLA set up between ISPs. The paper considers future policy based enabled equipments and management centers based on the(More)
The COPS-PR protocol has been defined by the IETF to provide policy provisioning in networks managed through the policy-based network management approach. Although some network players already ship their devices with proper COPS-PR support, there is a trend in the industry and in the IETF of discontinuing COPS-PR as a policy protocol. Meanwhile, two other(More)