A novel concept called Wireless ad-hoc Control
Networks (WACNets), exploring an ad-hoc approach to
networked distributed control, has been under study for
the last five years in the research group. Such systems
represent a new stage in the evolution of distributed
control and monitoring. The work carried out in
developing an adaptive self-organisation algorithm for
WACNet is reported. The algorithm deploys a distance
measure technique while satisfying the rules and
assumptions developed for WACNet framework. The
effectiveness of the algorithm is verified through
computer simulation under a number of given scenarios.
The results obtained show that the algorithm effectively
drives a network through different stages of its evolution.
Index Terms distributed control, ad-hoc networks,
wireless, self-organization, IEEE1451, smart sensor