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Design Considerations for a Self-Managed Wireless Sensor Cloud for Emergency Response Scenario

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Gopalakrishnan Nair, Nithyia, Morrow, PJ and Parr, Gerard (2011) Design Considerations for a Self-Managed Wireless Sensor Cloud for Emergency Response Scenario. In: 12th Annual PostGraduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting, Liverpool, United Kingdom. PGNet. 6 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have become widely used in various applications areas including environmental monitoring, surveillance and military applications. As the complexity of WSNs increase and the application areas in which they are used become more critical, the requirement of such networks to be self managing becomes necessary. Various aspects of a WSN like power management, event management, data aggregation, connectivity management, polling etc. have to be performed automatically by the sensor cloud. In this paper we give a brief taxonomical overview of the elements that influence the design of a WSN with reference to emergency response / critical applications. We also look at different scenarios that could occur and the various housekeeping functions each sensor node would adopt as part of the self management requirement of such a sensor cloud.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Wireless sensor networks; self-management.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Information Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Information and Communication Engineering
ID Code:22002
Deposited By:Dr Cathryn Peoples
Deposited On:08 May 2012 16:08
Last Modified:08 May 2012 16:08

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