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Context-aware management for sensor networks

Ganz, F, Barnaghi, P, Carrez, F and Moessner, K (2011) Context-aware management for sensor networks In: COMSWARE 2011, 2011-07-04 - 2011-07-05, Verona, Italy.

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Abstract

The wide field of wireless sensor networks requires that hun- dreds or even thousands of sensor nodes have to be main- tained and configured. With the upcoming initatives such as Smart Home and Internet of Things, we need new mecha- nism to discover and manage this amount of sensors. In this paper, we describe a middleware architecture that uses con- text information of sensors to supply a plug-and-play gate- way and resource management framework for heterogeneous sensor networks. Our main goals are to minimise the effort for network engineers to configure and maintain the network and supply a unified interface to access the underlying het- erogeneous network. Based on the context information such as battery status, routing information, location and radio signal strength the gateway will configure and maintain the sensor network. The sensors are associated to nearby base stations using an approach that is adapted from the 802.11 WLAN association and negotiation mechanism to provide registration and connectivity services for the underlying sen- sor devices. This abstracted connection layer can be used to integrate the underlying sensor networks into high-level ser- vices and applications such as IP-based networks and Web services.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © ACM, (2011). This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Communication System Software and Middleware, COMSWARE 2011: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2016551.2016557
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 10:46
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:23
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/470672

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