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—We consider reliable communications in Body Area Networks (BAN), where a set of nodes placed on human body are connected using wireless links. In order to keep the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) as low as possible for health safety reasons, these networks operate in low transmit power regime, which however, is known to be error prone. It has been observed(More)
The development and deployment of robust and highly populated Wireless Sensor Networks require addressing a wide variety of challenges. Among them, the synchronization and energy management of the nodes composing the network have been identified as two challenges to overcome. In this paper, we follow a cross-layer approach by defining a synchronous engine(More)
The concept of Smart Cities has recently attracted considerable attention. The basic idea about making a city as smart is to use communication technology to optimize a city's resource consumption. There are interesting research opportunities oriented to innovative applications and services based on Future Internet. Networked interaction will be a priority(More)
—The deployment of large-scale wireless sensor networks presents major challenges whose solution requires the design and development of robust and time-efficient protocols. In this work, we focus on the design of an efficient and robust protocol aiming to rapidly configure highly populated networks. Our main effort goes towards the definition of a fast(More)
— The task of routing data from a source to the sink is a critical issue in ad hoc and wireless sensor networks. In this paper, the use of fuzzy logic to perform role assignment during route establishment and maintenance is proposed. An intelligent role-based approach is presented and compared with similar existing routing protocols. Experiments show(More)
Integration of algorithms and protocols from different layers will make possible the deployment of large-scale wireless sensor networks which are the basis of interesting monitoring applications. The growing number of nodes that comprise within these networks requires a correct organization and efficient node synchronization to ensure data reliability. In(More)
Integration of algorithms and protocols from different layers will make possible the deployment of large-scale wireless sensor networks. The growing number of nodes that comprises within these networks requires a correct organization and an efficient node synchronization to ensure data reliability. In this study, we focus on the integration of fuzzy-logic(More)