In recent times wireless sensors and sensor networks have become a great interest to research, scientific and technological community. Though the sensor networks have been in place for more than a few decades now, the wireless domain has opened up a whole new application spaces of sensors. Wireless sensors and sensor networks are different from traditional wireless networks as well computer networks and therefore pose more challenges to solve such as limited energy, restricted life time, etc. This book intends to illustrate and to collect recent advances in wireless sensors and sensor networks, not as an encyclopedia but as clever support for scientists, students and researchers in order to stimulate exchange and discussions for further developments.
The implementation of wireless sensor networks has wide-ranging applications for monitoring various physical and environmental settings. However, certain limitations with these technologies must be addressed in order to effectively utilize them. The Handbook of Research on Advanced Wireless Sensor Network Applications, Protocols, and Architectures is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on recent innovations and developments in the field of wireless sensors. Examining the advantages and challenges presented by the application of these networks in various areas, this book is ideally designed for academics, researchers, students, and IT developers.
This book emphasizes the increasingly important role that Computational Intelligence (CI) methods are playing in solving a myriad of entangled Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) related problems. The book serves as a guide for surveying several state-of-the-art WSN scenarios in which CI approaches have been employed. The reader finds in this book how CI has contributed to solve a wide range of challenging problems, ranging from balancing the cost and accuracy of heterogeneous sensor deployments to recovering from real-time sensor failures to detecting attacks launched by malicious sensor nodes and enacting CI-based security schemes. Network managers, industry experts, academicians and practitioners alike (mostly in computer engineering, computer science or applied mathematics) benefit from th e spectrum of successful applications reported in this book. Senior undergraduate or graduate students may discover in this book some problems well suited for their own research endeavors.
This book presents an in-depth study on the recent advances in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The authors describe the existing WSN applications and discuss the research efforts being undertaken in this field. Theoretical analysis and factors influencing protocol design are also highlighted. The authors explore state-of-the-art protocols for WSN protocol stack in transport, routing, data link, and physical layers. Moreover, the synchronization and localization problems in WSNs are investigated along with existing solutions. Furthermore, cross-layer solutions are described. Finally, developing areas of WSNs including sensor-actor networks, multimedia sensor networks, and WSN applications in underwater and underground environments are explored. The book is written in an accessible, textbook style, and includes problems and solutions to assist learning. Key Features: The ultimate guide to recent advances and research into WSNs Discusses the most important problems and issues that arise when programming and designing WSN systems Shows why the unique features of WSNs – self-organization, cooperation, correlation -- will enable new applications that will provide the end user with intelligence and a better understanding of the environment Provides an overview of the existing evaluation approaches for WSNs including physical testbeds and software simulation environments Includes examples and learning exercises with a solutions manual; supplemented by an accompanying website containing PPT-slides. Wireless Sensor Networks is an essential textbook for advanced students on courses in wireless communications, networking and computer science. It will also be of interest to researchers, system and chip designers, network planners, technical mangers and other professionals in these fields.
Wireless sensor networks have become an intricate and necessary addition to daily life by providing an energy efficient way to collect and monitor data while rerouting the information to a centralized location. As the application of these networks becomes more common, it becomes imperative to evaluate their effectiveness, as well as other opportunities for possible implementation in the future. The Handbook of Research on Wireless Sensor Network Trends, Technologies, and Applications provides inclusive coverage on the processing and applications of wireless communication, sensor networks, and mobile computing. Investigating emergent research and theoretical concepts in the area of wireless sensors and their applications to daily life, this handbook of research is a critical reference source for students, researchers, engineers, scientists, and working professionals.
6th China Conference, CWSN 2012, Huangshan, China, October 25-27, 2012, Revised Selected Papers
Author: Ruchuan Wang,Fu Xiao
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th China Conference on Advances in Wireless Sensor Networks, held in Huangshan, China, in October 2012. The 70 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 458 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics including in the wireless sensor network fields nodes systems, infrastructures, communication protocols, and data management.
The advances in sensor design have decreased the size, weight, and cost of sensors by orders of magnitude, yet with the increase of higher spatial and temporal re- lution and accuracy. With the fast progress of sensors design and communications technique, sensor networks have also been quickly evolving in both research and practical domains in the last decade. More and more sensor networks have been - ployed in real-world to gather information for our daily life. Applications of sensor networks can be found in battle?eld surveillance, environmental monitoring, b- logical detection, smart spaces, industrial diagnostics, etc. Although the technique of sensor networks has a very promising future, many challenges are still deserving lots of research efforts for its successful applications. Thisbookisdevotedtocoveragecontrol,oneofthemostfundamentalandimportant research issues in sensor networks. The aim of the book is to provide tutorial-like and up-to-date reference resources on various coverage control problems in sensor networks, a hot topic that has been intensively researched in recent years. Due to some unique characteristics of sensor networks such as energy constraint and - hoc topology, the coverage problems in sensor networks have many new scenarios and features that entitle them an important research issue in recent years. I have done my best to include in the book the most recent advances, techniques, protocols, results, and ?ndings in this ?eld.
Information processing in sensor networks is a rapidly emerging area of computer science and electrical engineering research. Because of advances in micro-sensors, wireless networking and embedded processing, ad hoc networks of sensor are becoming increasingly available for commercial, military, and homeland security applications. Examples include monitoring (e.g., traffic, habitat, security), industrail sensing and diagnostics (e.g., factory, appliances), infrastructures (i.e., power grid, water distribution, waste disposal) and battle awareness (e.g., multi-target tracking). This book introduces practitioners to the fundamental issues and technology constraints concerning various aspects of sensor networks such as information organization, querying, routing, and self-organization using concrete examples and does so by using concrete examples from current research and implementation efforts. Written for practitioners, researchers, and students and relevant to all application areas, including environmental monitoring, industrial sensing and diagnostics, automotive and transportation, security and surveillance, military and battlefield uses, and large-scale infrastructural maintenance Skillfully integrates the many disciplines at work in wireless sensor network design: signal processing and estimation, communication theory and protocols, distributed algorithms and databases, probabilistic reasoning, energy-aware computing, design methodologies, evaluation metrics, and more Demonstrates how querying, data routing, and network self-organization can support high-level information-processing tasks
7th China Conference, CWSN 2013, Qingdao, China, October 17-19, 2013. Revised Selected Papers
Author: Limin Sun,Huadong Ma,Feng Hong
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th China Conference of Wireless Sensor Networks, held in Qingdao, China, in October 2013. The 35 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 191 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the wireless sensor network fields like node systems, infrastructures, communication protocols, data management.
This publication represents the best thinking and solutions to amyriad of contemporary issues in wireless networks. Coverageincludes wireless LANs, multihop wireless networks, and sensornetworks. Readers are provided with insightful guidance in tacklingsuch issues as architecture, protocols, modeling, analysis, andsolutions. The book also highlights economic issues, market trends,emerging, cutting-edge applications, and new paradigms, such asmiddleware for RFID, smart home design, and "on-demand business" inthe context of pervasive computing. Mobile, Wireless, and Sensor Networks is divided into threedistinct parts: * Recent Advances in Wireless LANs and Multihop WirelessNetworks * Recent Advances and Research in Sensor Networks * Middleware, Applications, and New Paradigms In developing this collected work, the editors have emphasized twoobjectives: * Helping readers bridge the gap and understand the relationshipbetween practice and theory * Helping readers bridge the gap and understand the relationshipsand common links among different types of wireless networks Chapters are written by an international team of researchers andpractitioners who are experts and trendsetters in their fields.Contributions represent both industry and academia, including IBM,National University of Singapore, Panasonic, Intel, and SeoulNational University. Students, researchers, and practitioners who need to stay abreastof new research and take advantage of the latest techniques inwireless communications will find this publication indispensable.Mobile, Wireless, and Sensor Networks provides a clear sense ofwhere the industry is now, what challenges it faces, and where itis heading.
Maciej Grzenda,Ali Ismail Awad,Janusz Furtak,Jarosław Legierski
Author: Maciej Grzenda,Ali Ismail Awad,Janusz Furtak,Jarosław Legierski
This book provides the reader with a comprehensive selection of cutting–edge algorithms, technologies, and applications. The volume offers new insights into a range of fundamentally important topics in network architectures, network security, and network applications. It serves as a reference for researchers and practitioners by featuring research contributions exemplifying research done in the field of network systems. In addition, the book highlights several key topics in both theoretical and practical aspects of networking. These include wireless sensor networks, performance of TCP connections in mobile networks, photonic data transport networks, security policies, credentials management, data encryption for network transmission, risk management, live TV services, and multicore energy harvesting in distributed systems.
Pervasive Computing and Networking aim at providing ubiquitous, ever-present, adaptable, smart, enveloping and immersive environments in which computing components and humans can interact regardless of the location. The combination of an abundance of computational power of the processors and the communication bandwidth provided by the wireless and mobile networking everywhere and all the time makes such environments within the reach of current technology. Yet, to realize the full potential of such environments, many technical and economical challenges needs to be overcome. These challenges and the perspective on the seminal directions of the research in this area were the subject of the Workshop for Pervasive Computing and Networking at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA. This book presents chapters based on presentations made at the workshop by leaders in the field. The scope of Advances in Pervasive Computing and Networking ranges from fundamental theory of pervasive computing and networking to crucial challenges and emerging applications. Such seminal topics as a scalable, self-organizing technology for sensor networks, the fundamental relationship between the achievable capacity and delay in mobile wireless networks, the role of self-optimization in sensor networks or similarities and differences between computer networks and their biological counterparts are the subject of the first group of chapters. The next group of chapters covers communication issues, such as cooperative communication in mobile, wireless and sensor networks, methods for maximizing aggregate throughput in 802.11 mesh networks with a physical carrier, and self-configuring location discovery systems for smart environments. The book closes with chapters focusing on sensor network emerging applications such as smart and safe buildings, a design for a distributed transmitter for reachback based on radar signals sensing and two-radio multi-channel clustering.
"Modern Sensors, Transducers and Sensor Networks is the first book from the Advances in Sensors: Reviews book Series contains dozen collected sensor related, advanced state-of-the-art reviews written by 31 internationaly recognized experts from academia and industry. Built upon the series Advances in Sensors: Reviews - a premier sensor review source, it presents an overview of highlights in the field. Coverage includes current developments in sensing nanomaterials, technologies, MEMS sensor design, synthesis, modeling and applications of sensors, transducers and wireless sensor networks, signal detection and advanced signal processing, as well as new sensing principles and methods of measurements. This volume is divided into three main sections: physical sensors, chemical sensors and biosensors, and sensor networks including sensor technology, sensor market reviews and applications." -- Back cover.
The fusion of basic ideas in mathematics, biology, and chemistry with ongoing improvements in hardware and computation offers the promise of much more sophisticated and accurate sensing capabilities than currently exist. Coupled with the dramatic rise in the need for surveillance in innumerable aspects of our daily lives, brought about by hostile acts deemed unimaginable only a few short years ago, the time is ripe for scientists in the diverse areas of sensing and security to join together in a concerted effort to combat the new brands of terrorism. The contents of this volume can be divided into three broadly defined but interrelated areas:The increasing need for fast and accurate sensing - what is the threat; The scientific underpinnings of the ongoing revolution in sensing; Specific sensing algorithms and techniques.A deep understanding of these three topics, and of their interdependency, is clearly crucial to meet the increasing sophistication of those who wish to do us harm. The contributors to this volume are many of the world's leading experts in the development of new methodologies to both comprehend and predict these threats and to effectively deal with them.The ASI brought together these world leaders from academia, Government and industry, with extensive multidisciplinary backgrounds evidenced by their research and participation in numerous workshops and conferences.
The purpose of WNIS 2009, the 2009 International Conference on Wireless N- works and Information Systems, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information systems and applications in the context of wireless networks and mobile technologies. Information systems and information technology are pervasive in the whole communications field, which is quite vast, encompassing a large number of research topics and applications: from practical issues to the more abstract th- retical aspects of communication; from low level protocols to high-level netwo- ing and applications; from wireless networking technologies to mobile infor- tion systems; many other topics are included in the scope of WNIS 2009. The WNIS 2009 will be held in Shanghai, China, in December 2009. We cordially invite you to attend the 2009 International Conference on Wireless N- works and Information Systems. We are soliciting papers that present recent results, as well as more speculative presentations that discuss research challenges, define new applications, and propose methodologies for evaluating and the road map for achieving the vision of wireless networks and mobile technologies. The WNIS 2009 is co-sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the IEEE Shanghai Section, the Intelligent Information Technology Application Research Association, Hong Kong and Wuhan Institute of Techn- ogy, China. The purpose of the WNIS 2009 is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to exchange their research ideas and results and to discuss the state of the art in the areas of the symposium.
Author: Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay,Krishanthi P. Jayasundera,Anton Fuchs
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
The book presents the recent advancements in the area of sensors and sensing technology, specifically in environmental monitoring, structural health monitoring, dielectric, magnetic, electrochemical, ultrasonic, microfluidic, flow, surface acoustic wave, gas, cloud computing and bio-medical. This book will be useful to a variety of readers, namely, Master and PhD degree students, researchers, practitioners, working on sensors and sensing technology. The book will provide an opportunity of a dedicated and a deep approach in order to improve their knowledge in this specific field.
This is the only book to cover infrastructure aspects of sensor networks in a comprehensive fashion. The only other books on sensor networks do not cover this topic or do so only superficially as part of a less-focussed multi-authored treatment.