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Wireless Sensor Networks are characterized by having specific requirements such as limited energy availability, low memory and reduced processing power. On the other hand, these networks have enormous potential applicability , e.g., habitat monitoring, medical care, military surveillance or traffic control. Many protocols have been developed for Wireless(More)
Many issues still remain to be addressed in order to achieve acceptable security in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). This necessity, together with the adoption of IPv6 on WSNs being defined at the 610wpan lvorking group of the IETF, motivates our investigation on the feasibility of the application of IPSec on sensor nodes. IPSec is already part of IPv6,(More)
—The GINSENG project develops performance-controlled wireless sensor networks that can be used for time-critical applications in hostile environments such as industrial plant automation and control. GINSENG aims at integrating wireless sensor networks with existing enterprise resource management solutions using a middleware. A cornerstone is the evaluation(More)
—Our tools and appliances are becoming increasingly more intelligent and interconnected, giving birth to an " Internet of Things " that can be used to support new types of cyber-physical systems (CPSs). While many CPSs are human-centric applications where humans are an essential part of the system, unfortunately, most of these systems still consider the(More)
Multicast potentially optimises bandwidth consumption and node resources, when several users simultaneously participate in a communication session. Nevertheless, contrary to the expectations, IP multicast has not experienced widespread deployment, with the exception of IPTV. On the other hand, emerging Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications could(More)
Network Simulators are important tools in network research. As the selected topology often influences the outcome of the simulation, realistic topologies are required to produce realistic simulation results. The topology generator presented in this document, GenSeN, was created based on the authors' knowledge from several experiences. GenSeN is a tool(More)
This paper describes a simulation model, developed within the framework of the EuQoS project, which is aimed at assessing QoS on an end-to-end basis, across heterogeneous networks. In that respect, it discusses modelling issues related to access network technologies, to the core network, and to traffic generation. Furthermore , the implementation of the(More)