A Context and Content-Based Routing Protocol for Mobile Sensor Networks

Cugola, Gianpaolo and Migliavacca, Matteo (2009) A Context and Content-Based Routing Protocol for Mobile Sensor Networks. In: Roedig, Utz and Sreenan, Cormac J., eds. Wireless Sensor Networks. Lecture Notes in Computer Science , 5432. Springer Berlin Heidelberg pp. 69-85. ISBN 9783642002236. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

The need of monitoring people, animals, and things in general, brings to consider mobile WSNs besides traditional, fixed ones. Moreover, several advanced scenarios, like those including actuators, involve multiple sinks. Mobility and multiple sinks radically changes the way routing is performed, while the peculiarities of WSNs make it difficult to reuse protocols designed for other types of mobile networks. In this paper, we describe CCBR, a Context and Content-Based Routing protocol explicitly designed for multi-sink, mobile WSNs. CCBR adopts content-based addressing to effectively support the data-centric communication paradigm usually adopted by WSN applications. It also takes into account the characteristics (i.e., context) of the sensors to filter data. Simulations show that CCBR outperforms alternative approaches in the multi-sink, mobile scenarios it was designed for, while providing good performance in more traditional (fixed) scenarios.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Future Computing Group
Depositing User: Matteo Migliavacca
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 21:42
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2013 11:04
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31868 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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