Structured Peer-to-Peer Overlay Deployment on MANET: A Survey


Al Mojamed M & Kolberg M (2016) Structured Peer-to-Peer Overlay Deployment on MANET: A Survey. Computer Networks, 96, pp. 29-47.

There are many common characteristics between Peer-to-Peer (P2P) overlay networks and Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANET). Self-organization, decentralization, dynamicity and changing topology are the most shared features. Furthermore, when used together, the two approaches complement each other. P2P overlays provide data storage/retrieval functionality, and their routing information can complement that of MANET. MANET provides wireless connectivity between clients without depending on any pre-existing infrastructure. The aim of this paper is to survey current P2P over MANET systems. Specifically, this paper focuses on and investigates structured P2P over MANET. Overall, more than thirty distinct approaches have been classified into groups and introduced in tables providing a structured overview of the area. The survey addresses the identified approaches in terms of P2P systems, MANET underlay systems and the performance of the reviewed systems.

P2P over MANET; MANET; Cross-Layering; Mobile Ad hoc; Content distribution; Content discovery

Computer Networks: Volume 96

Publication date28/02/2016
Publication date online31/12/2015
Date accepted by journal12/12/2015