BeeIP: Bee-inspired protocol for routing in mobile ad-hoc networks

Alexandros Giagkos*, Myra S. Wilson

*Corresponding author for this work

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We introduce a new bee-inspired routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks. Emphasis is given to the ability of bees to evaluate paths by considering several quality factors. In order to achieve similar behaviour in the networking environment, BeeIP is using cross-layering. Fetching parameters from the lower PHY and MAC layers to the core of the protocol, offers the artificial bees the ability to make predictions about the link's future performance. Our approach is compared with two well-known routing protocols in the area, the destination sequenced distance-vector protocol (DSDV), and the adaptive on-demand distance vector protocol (AODV). The outcome shows that BeeIP achieves higher data delivery rates and less control overhead than DSDV, and slightly better results compared to AODV, initializing less route discovery processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Animals to Animats 11 - 11th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2010
Event11th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2010 - Paris-Clos Luce, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201028 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6226 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference11th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, SAB 2010
CityParis-Clos Luce


  • Bee-Inspired
  • Cross-Layer
  • MANETs
  • Network
  • Routing


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