Generality Challenges and Approaches in WSNs


Ignoring the generality in the design of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) applications limits their benefits. Furthermore, the possibilities of future extension and adaptation are also restricted. In this paper, several methods to enhance the generality in WSNs are explained. We have further evaluated the suitability of these methods in centralized and de-centralized management scenarios.

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F. TIRKAWI and S. FISCHER, "Generality Challenges and Approaches in WSNs," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2009, pp. 58-63. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2009.21007.

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