Sensor Systems and Software. Second International ICST Conference, S-Cube 2010, Miami, FL, USA, December 13-15, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Middleware for Adaptive Group Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-23583-2_5,
        author={Klaas Thoelen and Sam Michiels and Wouter Joosen},
        title={Middleware for Adaptive Group Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={Sensor Systems and Software. Second International ICST Conference, S-Cube 2010, Miami, FL, USA, December 13-15, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={S-CUBE},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Group Communication Context-Awareness Middleware Wireless Sensor Networks Multicast},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-23583-2_5}
    }
    
  • Klaas Thoelen
    Sam Michiels
    Wouter Joosen
    Year: 2012
    Middleware for Adaptive Group Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks
    S-CUBE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23583-2_5
Klaas Thoelen1, Sam Michiels1, Wouter Joosen1
  • 1: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Abstract

While the size and heterogeneity of wireless sensor networks confirm the need and benefit of group communication, an intelligent approach that exploits the interaction pattern and network context is still missing. This paper introduces sensor middleware to dynamically select the most efficient alternative from a set of group communication mechanisms. The proposed solution leverages on an empirical analysis of the ODMRP multicast protocol and was evaluated by a proof-of-concept prototype running on the SunSPOT platform. Results show that network overhead is considerably reduced when using the sensor middleware for software deployment, reconfiguration and periodic data monitoring.