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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are key for various applications that involve long-term and low-cost monitoring and actuating. In these applications, sensor nodes use batteries as the sole energy source. Therefore, energy efficiency becomes critical. We observe that many WSN applications require redundant sensor nodes to achieve fault tolerance and Quality(More)
—Wireless sensor network (WSN) applications require redundant sensors to guarantee fault tolerance. However, the same degree of redundancy is not necessary for multi-hop communication. In this paper, we present a new scheduling method called virtual backbone scheduling (VBS). VBS employs heterogeneous scheduling, where backbone nodes work with duty-cycling(More)
Event matching is a critical component of large-scale content-based publish/subscribe systems. However, most existing methods suffer from a dramatic performance degradation when the system scales up. In this paper, we present TAMA (Table Match), a highly efficient content-based event matching and forwarding engine. We consider range-based attribute(More)
Data Center Networks (DCNs) are the fundamental infrastructure for cloud computing. Driven by the massive parallel computing tasks in cloud computing, one-to-many data dissemination becomes one of the most important traffic patterns in DCNs. Many architectures and protocols are proposed to meet this demand. However, these proposals either require(More)
The buzz-word big-data refers to the large-scale distributed data processing applications that operate on exceptionally large amounts of data. Google's MapReduce and Apache's Hadoop, its open-source implementation, are the defacto software systems for big-data applications. An observation of the MapReduce framework is that the framework generates a large(More)
The adoption of portable wireless devices is rapidly rising. The demand for efficient communication protocols amongst these devices is pressing. In this paper, we present a content-based publish-subscribe system, called B-SUB Bloom filter-based pub-SUB system), for the networks formed by human-carried wireless devices, which are called human networks(More)
The development of modern communication technologies fosters human networks (HUNETs)-an information dissemination platform comprised of human-carried wireless-enabled devices. These networks are promising applications of delay tolerant networks (DTNs). However, existing DTN routing protocols do not address unique problems in HUNETs and are(More)
Position-based routing protocols use location information to refine the traditional packet flooding method in mobile ad hoc networks. They mainly focus on densely and evenly distributed network scenarios, but their performances degrade quickly as networks become sparse. To overcome these shortcomings, we introduce the network density concept in the routing(More)
Content-based publish/subscribe overlay is gaining popularity in large-scale content distribution applications for its flexibility and anonymity. Since such overlays are built on top of diverse infrastructures, minimizing the cost of using bandwidth in the overlays is a complicated task. In this paper, we tackle this task using a combinatorial optimization(More)
The wide use of mobile devices gives rise to many novel network applications, which require an efficient communication substrate. These networks, which are comprised solely of human-carried mobile devices, are called human networks (HUNETs). In this paper, we present ZigZag, a contentbased publish/subscribe (CBPS) architecture for HUNETs. We deem that CBPS(More)