Synopses & Reviews
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.
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)
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)
This hands-on introduction to WSN systems development covers a broad range of topics in the field, with contributions from researchers involved in the ProSense project.
Table of Contents
Intoduction: A Bird's Eye View of Wireless Sensor Networks Aleksandar Crnjin PART I: BASIC ISSUES Sensors Goran Rakočević Software Issues Aleksandar Crnjin Position-Based Routing Protocols Liana K. Qabajeh, Laiha Mat Kiah, and Mohammad M. Qabajeh PART II: MULTIDISCIPLINARY ISSUES Sensor Networks Integration Szymon Fedor, Alex Gluhak, and Srdjan Krco Mobility Aspects in WSN Aleksandra Mateska, Liljana Gavrilovska, and Sotiris Nikoletseas Modelling for Georouting in Multihop Wireless Networks Adnan Khan, Costas Constantinou, and Ivan Stojmenovic Medical Applications of WSNs Stanislava Stanković Optimized Placing of ECG Electrodes in WSN Applications Ivan Tomašić, and Roman Trobec Vehicular Sensor Networks: General Aspects and Implementation Issues Vladimir Atanasovski, and Liljana Gavrilovska PART III: CASE STUDIES FEEIT WSN Testbed: Effective System for Providing Emergency Situations' Prevention and Surveillance Aleksandra Mateska, and Liljana Gavrilovska ETF WSN Testbed: Practical Health Enhancing Application of WSNs Zoran Babović, Aleksandar Crnjin, Goran Rakočević, Stanislava Stanković, and Veljko Milutinović PART IV: BIRDS OF A FEATHER Ubiquitous Sensor Networks Zhilbert Tafa eMuseum Aleksandar Ćorović, Bojan Imamović, Edin Kadrić, Lejla Kadrić, Nermin Lipa, and Selma Opanović The PAR Logistics Solver Problem Gordana Nikolić, Dario Zorić, Alan Martinović, and David Dubrović