QoS-Aware Data Collection in Wireless Sensor Networks

Anfeng Liu, Lin X. Cai, Tom H. Luan, Ajith Ranabahu
2015 International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks  
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have been recognized as a key technology to enable data collections in unattended environment for a wide range of applications, such as habitat monitoring, surveillance, and military tracking. WSNs usually consist of a large number of low-cost and low-power sensor nodes, which collaborate with each other to collect data and disseminate them to the sink through an established routing path. The data gathering architecture, principle, and scheme constitute the
more » ... tructure of WSNs. Due to the limited computation capability and battery capacity of sensor nodes and unreliable wireless connections, it is fundamentally challenging to ensure quality of service (QoS) data gathering for applications. With different deployment environment and applications on top, different QoS metrics may apply in different aspects, such as energy efficiency, network lifetime, delay, reliability, convergecast time, security, and privacy aggregation. We have received many high-quality submissions, and six papers have been selected for publication after a rigorous review process due to the space limit. The purpose of this special issue is to publish high-quality research papers as well as review articles addressing recent advances in QoS-aware data collection in WSNs. The topics included in this special issue are mainly divided into four major categories, including QoS-aware data gathering, multichannel scheduling for data gathering, data gathering and scheduling on aggregation information, and data collection schemes with integrated consideration of WSNs performances. A set of three papers studies novel design methods of QoS-aware data gathering for WSNs, aiming to minimize the delay and/or maximize the energy efficiency. In paper "Latency Improvement Strategies for Reliability-Aware Scheduling in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks" by F. Dobslaw et al., the authors proposed a novel strategy called SchedEx for the end-to-end reliability-aware scheduling in industrial Wireless Sensor Networks. In "Improving Performance of QoS Applications for Wireless Networks" by P. Dong et al., the authors developed a new method to obtain the appropriate access parameters, which can significantly improve the performance of QoS applications over wireless networks. A new algorithm AQEDCA was also proposed to achieve improving the downlink throughout and decreasing the latency by adjusting traffic-aware minimum contention window. In "QoS Routing RPL for Low Power and Lossy Networks" by B. Mohamed and F. Mohamed, the authors used the residual energy and the transmission delay as routing metric in the next hop selection process for the RPL protocol to improve the performance in terms of energy usage, network lifetime network, and energy uniform consumption. One paper investigates multichannel scheduling for data gathering in WSNs. The paper "MIDAS: A Data Aggregation Scheduling Scheme for Variable Aggregation Rate WSNs" by J. Long et al. proposed a Makeup Integer based Data Aggregation Scheduling (MIDAS) to minimize the energy consumption and designed an efficient aggregation algorithm to reduce the number of aggregated packets for better scheduling performance.
doi:10.1155/2015/769083 fatcat:jabxf2ih6re5pc773j7vb6nfri