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Quantifying Organization by Means of Entropy

Abstract : With the aim to reduce disorder and improve efficiency, nodes in an ad hoc network run a self-organization scheme to cooperatively organize the network. Although metrics such as complexity or self-stability are commonly used for evaluation, to the best of our knowledge, none of them quantifies the efficiency to build and maintain an organization (order). We henceforth apply the notion of entropy to ad hoc type wireless networks facilitating a quantification of the internal organizational state generated by different self-organization schemes. Invoking node and link failure probabilities, we expose the dependency of the organizational state on the self-organization protocol of choice.
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Jia-Liang Lu, Fabrice Valois, Mischa Dohler, Dominique Barthel. Quantifying Organization by Means of Entropy. IEEE Communications Letters, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008, 12 (3), pp.185-187. ⟨inria-00405877⟩



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