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Computer Communications and Networks

Application and Multidisciplinary Aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks

Concepts, Integration, and Case Studies

Editors: Gavrilovska, L., Krco, S., Milutinovic, V., Stojmenovic, I., Trobec, R. (Eds.)

  • Provides a broad overview of WSN technology, as well as a basic introduction to related fields
  • Includes an extensive case studies section
  • Reviews the frameworks for WSN systems integration, through which WSN technology is set to become one of the backbones of the future Internet concept
  • Covers real-life applications of WSN systems in medical and vehicular sensor networks
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About this book

It is a general trend in computing that computers are becoming ever smaller and more interconnected, and sensor networks - large networks of small, simple devices - represent a logical extreme of this trend. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are attracting an increasing degree of research interest, with a growing number of industrial applications starting to emerge. Two of these applications, personal health monitoring and emergency/disaster recovery, are the focus of the European Commission project ProSense: Promote, Mobilize, Reinforce and Integrate Wireless Sensor Networking Research and Researchers.

This hands-on, useful introduction to WSN systems development presents broad coverage of topics in the field, contributed by researchers involved in the ProSense project. It emphasises the practical knowledge required for the successful implementation of WSNs. The first part of the work covers basic issues of sensors, software, and position-based routing protocols. Part Two focuses on multidisciplinary issues, including sensor network integration, mobility aspects, geo-routing, medical applications, and vehicular sensor networks. The remaining two parts present case studies and further applications.

Topics and features:

  • Begins with a Foreword by the Nobel Laurate Professor Martin Perl, of Stanford University
  • Presents a broad overview of WSN technology, including an introduction to sensor and sensing technologies
  • Investigates real-world applications of WSN systems in medical and vehicular sensor networks
  • Contains an extensive section on case studies, providing details of the development of a number of WSN applications
  • Discusses frameworks for WSN systems integration, through which WSN technology will become fundamental to the Future Internet concept

Providing holistic coverage of WSN technology, this text/reference will help graduate students of computer science, electrical engineering and telecommunications toward mastering the specific domains of this emerging area. The book will also be a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners interested in entering or exploring the field.

Dr. Liljana Gavrilovska is a professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. Dr. Srdjan Krco is a senior researcher at the Ericsson Ireland Research Centre. Dr. Veljko M. Milutinovic, FIEEE, is a professor at the Department of Computer Engineering of the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Dr. Ivan Stojmenovic is a professor at the School of Information Technology and Engineering of the University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Roman Trobec is an associate professor at the Department of Communication Systems of the Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This edited volume attempts to introduce WSNs, capture their essence by presenting some of their characteristics and challenges, and illustrate some implementation examples. … provide a good survey that anyone who is interested in examining the topics in greater depth can easily use as a valuable starting point. … Both undergraduate students and practitioners … will find the level of material in this book useful and easy to follow. … teachers could use a number of the chapters as supplemental material.” (George Dimitoglou, ACM Computing Reviews, June, 2011)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Bird’s-Eye View of Wireless Sensor Networks

    Crnjin, Aleksandar

    Pages 1-9

  • Sensors

    Rakočević, Goran

    Pages 13-31

  • Software Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks

    Crnjin, Aleksandar

    Pages 33-45

  • Position-Based Routing Protocols for Ad Hoc Networks

    Qabajeh, Liana K. (et al.)

    Pages 47-83

  • Sensor Networks’ Integration

    Fedor, Szymon (et al.)

    Pages 87-117

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-84996-509-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2596-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Application and Multidisciplinary Aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Integration, and Case Studies
Editors
  • Liljana Gavrilovska
  • Srdjan Krco
  • Veljko Milutinovic
  • Ivan Stojmenovic
  • Roman Trobec
Series Title
Computer Communications and Networks
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-84996-510-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84996-510-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84996-509-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2596-9
Series ISSN
1617-7975
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 282
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