1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications

Research Article

Name-based Location Service for Mobile Agents in Wireless Sensor Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2802,
        author={Shunichiro Suenaga and Shinichi Honiden},
        title={Name-based Location Service for Mobile Agents in Wireless Sensor Networks},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={sensor networks mobile agent location service middleware},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2802}
    }
    
  • Shunichiro Suenaga
    Shinichi Honiden
    Year: 2010
    Name-based Location Service for Mobile Agents in Wireless Sensor Networks
    MOBILWARE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2802
Shunichiro Suenaga1,*, Shinichi Honiden2,*
  • 1: The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Nihon Unisys Ltd.
  • 2: National Institute of Informatics, The University of Tokyo
*Contact email: suenaga@nii.ac.jp, honiden@nii.ac.jp

Abstract

Mobile agent technologies are effective ways of deploying applications in wireless sensor networks (WSN). There are currently several different approaches for enabling communication between agents operating on a WSN, but none of them allows for dynamic agent location determination. This introduces some restrictions which severely limit the usefulness of mobile agents on WSNs. In this paper, we propose a name-based location service for mobile agents in a WSN. The approach is largely implemented through the regular placement of landmark nodes across the WSN. We show that our approach can enable communication with the nearest target agent and maintains a constant level of communication among mobile agents over the whole WSN.