Shannon Entropy in Distributed Scientific Calculations on Mobiles Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs)


This paper addresses the problem of giving a formal metric to estimate uncertainty at the moment of starting a distributed scientific calculation on clients working over mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs). Measuring the uncertainty related to the successful completion of a distributed computation on the aforementioned network infrastructure is based on the Dempster-Shafer Theory of Evidence (DST). Shannon Entropy will be the formal mechanism by which the conflict in the scenarios proposed in this paper will be estimated. This paper will begin with a description of the procedure by which connectivity probability is to be obtained and will continue by presenting the mobility model most appropriate for the performed simulations. Finally, simulations will be performed to calculate the Shannon Entropy, after which the corresponding conclusions will be presented.

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Iuliano, P. and Marrone, L. (2013) Shannon Entropy in Distributed Scientific Calculations on Mobiles Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs). Communications and Network, 5, 414-420. doi: 10.4236/cn.2013.53B2076.

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