Towards the design of a social-inspired module for the decision making of nodes in an ad hoc network

  • John Edwar González Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
  • Jorge Eduardo Ortiz Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
  • Henry Zárate Ceballos Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
Keywords: Ad hoc network, decision-making, node, resources.


This article presents the state of the art derived from a research project where the construction of a software module related with the capability of the wireless nodes to decide whether or not to enter an ad hoc network, is proposed. If the decision is to enter, the amount of resources needed to provide the net is assessed by analyzing data provided for the network about the resources available and the number of nodes and internal parameters (CPU, hard disk, and processor, among others) through a mathematical model. The module developed should interact with an interpreter at a lower level and with a higher level entity, a distributed system. The research is supported by the computational system of the TLÖN group of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where its main purpose is to study the application of a social-inspired paradigm in ad hoc networks.


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Author Biographies

John Edwar González, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá

Electronics Engineer at the Universidad Surcolombiana of Neiva; currently, he is studying for a Masters in Telecommunications Engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and he is also a member of the TLÖN research group. He is working on a project for the inclusion of a social-inspired paradigm in ad hoc networks. His work is centered on the inclusion of the decision-making capacity of the nodes in these kinds of networks.

Jorge Eduardo Ortiz, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá

PhD. Systems Engineer, MSc in Statistical Sciences, and MSc in Telecommunications Engineering. MSc in Philosophy and Ph.D in Systems Engineering and Computation. His interest areas are ad hoc networks, simulations of linear regressions based on genetic algorithms, and artificial intelligence.

Henry Zárate Ceballos, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá

MSc. Electronic Engineer and MSc in Telecommunications of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His professional interests are focused on ad hoc and mesh networks as a medium to generate convergent systems in emergency situations. He is an active member of the TLÖN research group.


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