Bibliographic Entry Details

M. Segata, N. Facchi, L. Maccari, G. Gemmi, and R. Lo Cigno, “Centrality-based Route Recovery in Wireless Mesh Networks,” in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2018), Kansas City, MO, May 2018


Wireless Mesh Networks are subject to frequent node and link failures, and routing protocols currently used, such as Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR) or Babel (Babel), suffer from relatively long recovery times characterized by broken and looped routes due to long timeouts that can not be shortened to keep the overhead at an acceptable level. This paper experiments a novel timer management technique named Pop-Routing on top of OLSR. Pop-Routing exploits the notion of betweenness centrality to tune timers depending on the node position in the network, so that failures that lead to larger traffic losses can be recovered faster. Pop-Routing maintains the overhead constant, but favors the most central nodes, whose failure is devastating from the performance point of view, and penalizes peripheral ones and leaves of the topology, whose failure has a very little impact on the entire network. Pop-Routing has been implemented as a plug-in in the OLSR daemon, coupled with an external process, named Prince, that computes centrality and timer values without interfering with the routing daemon. Experiments are run on the WiSHFUL showing the benefit of Pop-tuning of OLSR Hello and Traffic Control timers.


  author = {Segata, Michele and Facchi, Nicol{\`{o}} and Maccari, Leonardo and Gemmi, Gabriele and Lo Cigno, Renato},
  doi = {10.1109/ICC.2018.8422821},
  title = {{Centrality-based Route Recovery in Wireless Mesh Networks}},
  publisher = {Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)},
  address = {Kansas City, MO},
  booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2018)},
  month = {5},
  year = {2018}