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Falko Dressler and Dominik Neuner, "Energy-efficient monitoring of distributed system resources for self-organizing sensor networks," Proceedings of IEEE Radio Wireless Week (RWW 2013), IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet 2013), Austin, TX, January 2013, pp. 145-147.


We study the need for integrated monitoring of system resources for supporting optimizations in self-organizing sensor networks. We focus on energy constrained sensor networks that, in order to improve the network lifetime, may need to reconfigure parts of the network. In general, the quality of the reconfiguration process strongly depends on the accuracy and freshness of information about available system resources such as the remaining energy of the nodes. Classical approaches to network management require a parallel monitoring infrastructure or at least continuous transfer of state information. Piggybacking of monitoring seems to be candidate solution, yet, it turned out that timeliness and adaptive, overhead represent critical challenges. We present an and integrated monitoring solution that, substantiated by our simulation results, provide means for efficient transfer of monitoring data piggybacked to application or other monitoring packets with predefined upper latency bounds.

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Falko Dressler
Dominik Neuner

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    author = {Dressler, Falko and Neuner, Dominik},
    title = {{Energy-efficient monitoring of distributed system resources for self-organizing sensor networks}},
    booktitle = {IEEE Radio Wireless Week (RWW 2013), IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet 2013)},
    pages = {145-147},
    keywords = {telecommunication network management;wireless sensor networks;distributed system resources;energy constrained sensor networks;energy-efficient monitoring;monitoring data;monitoring packets;network lifetime;network management;parallel monitoring infrastructure;self-organizing sensor networks;Sensor networks;energy efficiency;resource monitoring;self-organization},
    year = {2013},
    month = {January},
    address = {Austin, TX},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    doi = {10.1109/WiSNet.2013.6488662},

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