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Emerging Communication Technologies Based on Wireless Sensor Networks

Current Research and Future Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Mubashir Husain Rehmani, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan

CRC Press

398 pages | 125 B/W Illus.

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Emerging Communication Technologies Based on Wireless Sensor Networks: Current Research and Future Applications fills a gap in the existing literature by combining a plethora of WSN-based emerging technologies into a single source so that researchers can form opinions regarding these technologies. It presents different types of emerging communication technologies based on WSNs and describes how wireless sensor networks can be integrated with other communication technologies. It covers many of the new techniques and demonstrates the application of WSNs. The book’s 14 chapters are divided into four parts.

The first part covers the basics of wireless sensor networks and their principal working methods. The authors then move on to discuss different types of WSNs, characteristics of different types of emerging technologies based on WSNs, renewable energy sources, battery replenishment strategies, and application-specific energy challenges of WSNs. The second part is dedicated to issues related to wireless body area networks (WBANs). It discusses wearable WSNs and their applications, standards, and research trends. The authors also discuss routing schemes devised for WBANs and thermal-aware routing protocols for WBANs.

The third part focuses on different emerging communication technologies based on WSNs, including electromagnetic wireless nanosensor networks, WSNs in the IoT, management of WSNs through satellite networks, WSNs in smart homes, and cognitive radio technology in conjunction with WSNs. The last part of the book covers topics generally related to typical WSNs, including energy-efficient data collection in WSNs, key distribution mechanisms in WSNs, distributed data gathering algorithms for mobile WSNs, and finally, a novel mobility scheme for WSNs that supports IPv6.

Table of Contents


Role of Wireless Sensor Network in Emerging Communication Technologies: A Review

Muhammad Islam, Syed Qaisar Jalil, and Mubashir Husain Rehmani

A Review on Renewable Energy Sources, Battery Replenishment Strategies, and Application-Specific Energy Challenges of Wireless Sensor Networks

Faiz Haider Khan, Mubashir Husain Rehmani, and Fayaz Akhtar


Wearable Wireless Sensor Networks: Applications, Standards, and Research Trends

Muhammad Mahtab Alam and Elyes Ben Hamida

Revisiting Routing in Wireless Body Area Networks

Zuneera Aziz, Umair Mujtaba Qureshi, Faisal Karim Shaikh, Nafeesa Bohra, Abdelmajid Khelil, and Emad Felemban

Thermal-Aware Communication Protocols for Body Sensor Networks

Muhammad Mostafa Monowar


Electromagnetic Wireless Nanoscale Sensor Networks

Eisa Zarepour, Mahbub Hassan, Chun Tung Chou, and Adesoji A. Adesina

Evolution of Wireless Sensor Networks toward Internet of Things

Zeeshan Ali Khan and Ubaid Abbasi

Wireless Sensor Network Management Using Satellite Communication Technologies

Marios I. Poulakis, Stavroula Vassaki, Georgios T. Pitsiladis, Charilaos Kourogiorgas, Athanasios D. Panagopoulos, Georgios Gardikis, and Socrates Costicoglou

Use of Wireless Sensor Networks in Smart Homes

Oktay Cetinkaya and Ozgur Baris Akan

Realizing Cognitive Radio Technology for Wireless Sensor Networks

Tariq Jamil Saifullah Khanzada and Muhammad Farrukh Shahid


Energy-Efficient Data Collection Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks

Sukhwinder Sharma, Rakesh Kumar Bansal, and Savina Bansal

A Pairwise Key Distribution Mechanism and Distributed Trust Evaluation Model for Secure Data Aggregation in Mobile Sensor Networks

Natarajan Meghanathan

Distributed Data Gathering Algorithms for Mobile Sensor Networks

Natarajan Meghanathan

Sensor Proxy Mobile IPv6: A Novel Scheme for Mobility-Supported IP-WSN

Motaharul Islam

About the Editors

Mubashir Husain Rehmani is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Wah Cantonment, Pakistan. He earned his PhD degree from Université of Pierre et Marie Curie (Sorbonne Universités), Paris, France, in 2011. Dr. Rehmani is an editor of IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials and an associate editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Access, Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier) and Wireless Networks (Springer). He also is serving as a guest editor of Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), FGCS (Elsevier), IEEE Access, and Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier).

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan earned his PhD degree in computer engineering in 2009 from Kyung Hee University, South Korea, and his BSc degree in computer science and information technology from the Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh, in 2003. He is currently a faculty member (at large) at the Faculty of Computer and Information Systems at Islamic University in Madinah, Madinahal-Munawwarah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and a visiting faculty at University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh. From August 2010 to July 2015, he served as anassistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the International Islamic UniversityMalaysia (IIUM), Malaysia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications