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Wireless Sensor Networks

Current Status and Future Trends, 1st Edition

Edited by Shafiullah Khan, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Nabil Ali Alrajeh

CRC Press

546 pages | 171 B/W Illus.

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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) utilize fast, cheap, and effective applications to imitate the human intelligence capability of sensing on a wider distributed scale. But acquiring data from the deployment area of a WSN is not always easy and multiple issues arise, including the limited resources of sensor devices run with one-time batteries. Additional WSN concerns include the external environment, routing, data aggregation, and ensuring quality of service (QoS) and security. Solutions have been developed for various types of application scenarios, but many problems still remain as open research challenges. Wireless Sensor Networks: Current Status and Future Trends covers the various issues associated with WSNs, including their structure, activities, and applications.

Bringing together the contributions of researchers and experts in the field, this book explores:

  • Applications of WSNs, data-centric storage, environmental forest monitoring, and the fundamentals of wireless body area networks
  • Mobile medium access control (MAC) protocols, cooperative diversity sensor systems, and WSNs operating in IEEE 802.11 networks
  • Location and position estimation in WSNs, techniques used in localization algorithms, and localization schemes
  • Energy-centric simulation and design space exploration
  • The fundamentals of MAC protocols and specific requirements and problems
  • Protocols and data gathering
  • Privacy and security issues in WSNs, solutions based on watermarking, and proposed work on intrusion detection systems (IDS) in WSNs

Reviewing current trends in research and development as well as future expectations in the relevant areas, this book is a valuable reference for students, graduates, academics, researchers of computer science, and engineers, whether working in professional organizations or research institutions.

Table of Contents

Wireless Sensor Networks: Storage Issues and Applications

A Review of Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks; Habib M. Ammari, Nicholas Gomes, William Grosky, Matthew Jacques, Bruce Maxim, and David Yoon

Data-Centric Storage in Wireless Sensor Networks; Khandakar Ahmed and Mark A. Gregory

Environmental Forest Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey; Mohammad A. Azim, Fatemeh M. Kiaie, and Mohamed H. Ahmed

Fundamentals of Wireless Body Area Networks; Tabassum Waheed, Faisal Karim Shaikh, and Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry

Medium Access Control (Mac) Layer Issues

Mobile Medium Access Control Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks; Bilal Muhammad Khan and Falah H. Ali

Cooperative Transmission Techniques and Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks; Vasileios K. Sakarellos, Dimitrios Skraparlis, and Athanasios D. Panagopoulos

Adapting Multichannel Assignment and IEEE 802.11 Networks to Operate in Wireless Sensor Networks Environment; Carlene Campbell, Howard Senior, Kok-Keong Loo, and Brian Moore

Position Estimation, Energy-Centric Simulation, and Quality of Service Issues

Location and Position Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks; Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam and Muhammad Naeem Ayyaz

Energy-Centric Simulation and Design Space Exploration for Wireless Sensor Networks; Fabien Mieyeville, David Navarro, Wan Du, and Mihai Galos

Quality of Service MAC for Wireless Sensor Networks; Bilal Muhammad Khan and Rabia Bilal

Protocols and Data Gathering Issues

An Investigation on Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks; A. K. Dwivedi and O. P. Vyas

Data Gathering and Data Management Techniques in Wireless Sensor Networks; M. Bala Krishna and M. N. Doja

Data Gathering Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks; Natarajan Meghanathan

Security Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks

Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions; Arijit Ukil

Security in Wireless Sensor Networks; Jaydip Sen

Security in Wireless Video Sensor Networks Based on Watermarking Techniques; Noreen Imran, Boon-Chong Seet, and A. C. M. Fong

Intrusion Detection and Prevention in Wireless Sensor Networks; Abror Abduvaliyev, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Jianying Zhou, Rodrigo Roman, and Wai-Choong Wong


About the Editors

Shafiullah Khan is an assistant professor at the Institute of InformationTechnology (IIT) at the Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), K.P.K, Pakistan. His research interests include wireless mesh networks, ad hoc networks, sensor networks, and wireless network security. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS).

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia. He is also the founding head of the NDC laboratory at the Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology (KICT), IIUM. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, network security, and e-services technologies. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems (IJIDCS).

Nabil Ali Alrajeh is an associate professor of medical informatics in the Biomedical Technology Department at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Alrajeh worked as a senior advisor for the Ministry of Higher Education implementing development programs including educational affairs, strategic planning, and research and innovation. Dr. Alrajeh’s research interests include e-health applications, hospital information systems, telemedicine, intelligent tutoring systems, and WSNs.

Subject Categories

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