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The proliferation of wireless sensors has given rise to public sensing (PS) as a vibrant data-sharing model. This vision can be extended under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT) to include versatile data sources within smart cities such as cell phones, radio frequency identification tags and sensors on roads, and buildings and living spaces. The(More)
Deployments of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) networks are anticipated to be dense and ad-hoc. These deployments usually involve redundant readers having overlapping interrogation zones and, hence, causing immense reader collisions. Elimination of redundant readers, from the network, is of utmost importance as otherwise they affect the lifetime and(More)
—Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an emerging wireless technology that poses new fundamental challenges. Coverage in RFID networks, which is one of these challenges, is the ability to accurately read a set of RFID tags. Accurate coverage is of utmost importance in RFID networks as missing some tags may result in missing important events and, for(More)
I. INTRODUCTION Underwater acoustic sensor networks have prominent potential for environmental monitoring and oceanographic data gathering. Most of the work in underwater sensing and data collection is based on wired networks (e.g., the work in [1]), which demand high cost and significant engineering effort. Recently, attention has been directed to acoustic(More)
Advances in sensing and wireless communication technologies have enabled a wide spectrum of Outdoor Environment Monitoring applications. In such applications, several wireless sensor network sectors tend to collaborate to achieve more sophisticated missions that require the existence of a communication backbone connecting (federating) different sectors.(More)
Due to energy constraints in individual sensor nodes, extending the lifetime is an essential objective in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Several proposals have aimed at that objective by designing energy efficient protocols at the physical, medium access, and network layers. While the proposed protocols achieve significant energy savings for individual(More)
A major challenge affecting the lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) comes from the unbalanced energy consumption over different parts of the network. This unbalanced energy consumption is a direct result of having a stationary sink: nodes near the sink are intensively used to relay data for other nodes to the sink. A natural solution to such a(More)
In this paper, we look into the problem of distributing computational tasks amongst a set of mobile computing devices in a mobile wireless ad hoc network (MANET) in such a way that conserves energy and improves performance. In such a distributed environment, the assignment of computational tasks to different devices and the order of their execution play a(More)
In most cases authors are permitted to post their version of the article (e.g. in Word or Tex form) to their personal website or institutional repository. Authors requiring further information regarding Elsevier's archiving and manuscript policies are encouraged to visit: a b s t r a c t The Internet of Things (IoT) represents an evolutionary vision that(More)