A Survey on Sensor Networks from a Multiagent Perspective

M. Vinyals, J. A. Rodriguez-Aguilar, J. Cerquides
2010 Computer journal  
Sensor networks arise as one of the most promising technologies for the next decades. The recent emergence of small and inexpensive sensors based upon microelectromechanical system (MEMS) ease the development and proliferation of this kind of networks in a wide range of real-world applications. Multi-Agent systems (MAS) have been identified as one of the most suitable technologies to contribute to this domain due to their appropriateness for modeling autonomous self-aware sensors in a flexible
more » ... sors in a flexible way. Firstly, this survey summarizes the actual challenges and research areas concerning sensor networks while identifying the most relevant MAS contributions. Secondly, we propose a taxonomy for sensor networks that classifies them depending on their features (and the research problems they pose). Finally, we identify some open future research directions and opportunities for MAS research.
doi:10.1093/comjnl/bxq018 fatcat:jvdwh6cd7zdhnlc24ryhzsairi