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Sensors 2010, 10(5), 5233-5262; doi:10.3390/s100505233

NEURON: Enabling Autonomicity in Wireless Sensor Networks

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1 National Technical University of Athens, Heroon Polytexneiou, 15773, Zografou, Greece 2 Greek Research and Technology Network, Av. Mesogion 56, 11527, Athens, Greece
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Received: 1 February 2010 / Revised: 1 April 2010 / Accepted: 14 May 2010 / Published: 25 May 2010


Future Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) will be ubiquitous, large-scale networks interconnected with the existing IP infrastructure. Autonomic functionalities have to be designed in order to reduce the complexity of their operation and management, and support the dissemination of knowledge within a WSN. In this paper a novel protocol for energy efficient deployment, clustering and routing in WSNs is proposed that focuses on the incorporation of autonomic functionalities in the existing approaches. The design of the protocol facilitates the design of innovative applications and services that are based on overlay topologies created through cooperation among the sensor nodes.
Keywords: wireless sensor network; autonomicity; energy efficiency; clustering; hierarchical routing; p2p; overlay; NEURON wireless sensor network; autonomicity; energy efficiency; clustering; hierarchical routing; p2p; overlay; NEURON
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Zafeiropoulos, A.; Gouvas, P.; Liakopoulos, A.; Mentzas, G.; Mitrou, N. NEURON: Enabling Autonomicity in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2010, 10, 5233-5262.

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