Incremental deployment of network monitors based on group betweenness centrality

Shlomi Dolev, Yuval Elovici, Rami Puzis, Polina Zilberman

Information Processing Letters 109 (20), 1172-1176, 2009

In many applications we are required to increase the deployment of a distributed monitoring system on an evolving network. In this paper we present a new method for finding candidate locations for additional deployment in the network. This method is based on the Group Betweenness Centrality (GBC) measure that is used to estimate the influence of a group of nodes over the information flow in the network. The new method assists in finding the location of k additional monitors in the evolving network, such that the portion of additional traffic covered is at least (1−1/e) of the optimal.