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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 (M’14-SM’15) received the B.Eng. degree in computer systems engineering from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan, in 2004, the M.S. degree from the University of Paris XI, Paris, France, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree from the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, in 2011. He is currently working as Assistant Lecturer at Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland. He worked from 2017 to 2018 as Post Doctoral Researcher at the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG), Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Waterford, Ireland. He served for five years as an Assistant Professor at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt., Pakistan. He is currently an Area Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He served for three years (from 2015 to 2017) as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), and the Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN). He is also serving as a Guest Editor of Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal, Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems journal, the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal. He has authored or edited two books published by IGI Global, USA, one book published by CRC Press, USA, and one book with Wiley, U.K. He received "Best Researcher of the Year 2015 of COMSATS Wah" award in 2015. He received the certificate of appreciation, "Exemplary Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials for the year 2015" from the IEEE Communications Society. He received Best Paper Award from IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM), in IEEE ICC 2017. He consecutively received research productivity award in 2016-17 and also ranked #1 in all Engineering disciplines from Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), Government of Pakistan. He also received Best Paper Award in 2017 from Higher Education Commission (HEC), Government of Pakistan.

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 / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications