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Towards an algebra of routing tables

Authors

Peter Hoefner and Annabelle McIver

NICTA

Universitaet Augsburg

Macquarie University

Abstract

We use well-known algebraic concepts like semirings and matrices to model and argue about Wireless Mesh Networks. These networks are used in a wide range of application areas, including public safety and transportation. Formal reasoning therefore seems to be necessary to guarantee safety and security. In this paper we aim towards an algebraic characterisation of the AODV protocol.

BibTeX Entry

  @inproceedings{Hfner_McIver_11,
    publisher        = {Springer},
    doi              = {10.1007/978-3-642-21070-9_17},
    author           = {Höfner, Peter and McIver, Annabelle},
    month            = may,
    editor           = {{Harrie de Swart}},
    year             = {2011},
    keywords         = {mesh networks, aodv, algebra},
    title            = {Towards an Algebra of Routing Tables},
    booktitle        = {12th International Conference on Relational and Algebraic Methods in Computer Science},
    pages            = {212-229},
    address          = {Rotterdam, Netherlands}
  }

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