Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 10th International Conference, MOBIQUITOUS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, December 2-4, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

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A Mobile Agents Control Scheme for Multiple Sinks in Dense Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_5,
        author={Keisuke Goto and Yuya Sasaki and Takahiro Hara and Shojiro Nishio},
        title={A Mobile Agents Control Scheme for Multiple Sinks in Dense Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 10th International Conference, MOBIQUITOUS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, December 2-4, 2013,  Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={Mobile wireless sensor networks Data gathering Mobile agent},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_5}
    }
    
  • Keisuke Goto
    Yuya Sasaki
    Takahiro Hara
    Shojiro Nishio
    Year: 2014
    A Mobile Agents Control Scheme for Multiple Sinks in Dense Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_5
Keisuke Goto1,*, Yuya Sasaki1,*, Takahiro Hara1,*, Shojiro Nishio1,*
  • 1: Osaka University
*Contact email: goto.keisuke@ist.osaka-u.ac.jp, sasaki.yuya@ist.osaka-u.ac.jp, hara@ist.osaka-u.ac.jp, nishio@ist.osaka-u.ac.jp

Abstract

In Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks (MWSNs) where mobile sensor nodes densely exist, it is desirable to gather sensor data from the minimum number of sensor nodes which are necessary to guarantee the sensing coverage in order to reduce communication traffic. In the past, we have proposed a data gathering method using mobile agents in dense MWSNs. However, since this method assumes that only one sink is present in a network, it cannot effectively reduce traffic in environments where multiple sinks exist. In this paper, we propose a mobile agents control scheme which guarantees multiple sinks’ coverages and efficiently gathers sensor data. In the proposed method, mobile agents are communalized if their sensing points overlap, and sensor data are aggregated to transmit them to same direction.