On a novel simulation framework and scheduling model integrating coverage mechanisms for sensor networks and handling concurrency

A. Filippou, D. Karras, P. Papazoglou, Rallis Papademetriou

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    Coverage is one of the fundamental metrics used to quantify the quality of service (QoS) of sensor networks. In general, we use this term to measure the ability of the network to observe and react to the phenomena taking place in the area of interest of the network. In addition, coverage is associated with connectivity and energy consumption, both important aspects in the design process of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). On the other hand, simulating a WSN involves taking into account different software and hardware aspects. In this paper we attempt to present a simulation framework suitable for integrating coverage mechanisms in WSN emulation using a layered architecture and a fitting scheduling model. The suggested model is derived after a critical overview and presentation of the coverage strategies as well as the simulation approaches for WSN developed so far. The main advantage of the proposed framework is its capability to handle concurrent events occurring at WSN deployment and operation through the suitable layered scheduler integrated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGrid and distributed computing, control and automation
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conferences, GDC and CA 2010, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2010, Jeju Island, Korea, December 13-15, 2010. Proceedings
    EditorsT. Kim, S. Yau, O. Gervasi, B. Kang, A. Stoica, D. Slezak
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-17625-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-17624-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventFuture Generation Information Technology Conference - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929
    ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


    ConferenceFuture Generation Information Technology Conference
    Abbreviated titleFGIT 2010
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
    CityJeju Island


    • WSN
    • simulation WSN
    • scheduling
    • coverage in WSN
    • distributed sensor networks


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