Natural Computing Series

Bee-Inspired Protocol Engineering

From Nature to Networks

Authors: Farooq, Muddassar

  • Introduces a protocol engineering framework that enables researchers to implement a bioinspired routing protocol inside Linux and then test it on real-world networks

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Honey bee colonies demonstrate robust adaptive efficient agent-based communications and task allocations without centralized controls – desirable features in network design. This book introduces a multipath routing algorithm for packet-switched telecommunication networks based on techniques observed in bee colonies. The algorithm, BeeHive, is dynamic, simple, efficient, robust and flexible, and it represents an important step towards intelligent networks that optimally manage resources.

The author guides the reader in a survey of nature-inspired routing protocols and communication techniques observed in insect colonies. He then offers the design of a scalable framework for nature-inspired routing algorithms, and he examines a practical application using real networks of Linux routers. He also utilizes formal techniques to analytically model the performance of nature-inspired routing algorithms. In the last chapters of the book, he introduces an immune-inspired security framework for nature-inspired algorithms, and uses the wisdom of the hive for routing in ad hoc and sensor networks. Finally, the author provides a comprehensive bibliography to serve as a reference for nature-inspired solutions to networking problems.

This book bridges the gap between natural computing and computer networking. What sets this book apart from other texts on this subject is its natural engineering approach in which the challenges and objectives of a real-world system are identified before its solution, nature-inspired or otherwise, is discussed. This balanced exposition of the book makes it equally suitable for telecommunication network designers and theorists, and computer science researchers engaged with artificial intelligence, agents, and nature-inspired techniques.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Farooq, Muddassar

    Pages 1-18

  • A Comprehensive Survey of Nature-Inspired Routing Protocols

    Farooq, Muddassar

    Pages 19-52

  • From

    Farooq, Muddassar

    Pages 53-108

  • A Scalability Framework for Nature-Inspired Routing Algorithms

    Farooq, Muddassar

    Pages 109-146

  • BeeHive in Real Networks of Linux Routers

    Farooq, Muddassar

    Pages 147-184

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-85954-3
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Hardcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-85953-6
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Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09946-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bee-Inspired Protocol Engineering
Book Subtitle
From Nature to Networks
Authors
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-85954-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-85954-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-85953-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09946-5
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 306
Topics