Recent developments in software defined networking have shed new light on how to control and manage an ad hoc wireless network. Given the wide deployment and availability of heterogeneous wireless technologies, the control and management of ad hoc wireless networks with the new software defined networking paradigm is offered more flexibility and opportunities to deal with trust and security issues as well as to enable new features and services.

In this work, we discuss issues and challenges in enabling software defined collaborative secure ad hoc wireless networks and provide design options for control and management of such networks.