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An agent framework to support sensor networks’ setup and adaptation
Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Embedded Systems (CERES).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4655-8889
Institute of Informatics, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Defense Engineering Graduate Program, Military Institute of Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Institute of Informatics, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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2009 (English)In: International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology, 2009. IMCSIT ’09, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2009, 619-626 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sensor networks are being used in several emerging applications not even imagined some years ago due to advances in sensing, computing, and communication techniques. However, these advances also pose various challenges that must be faced. One important challenge is related to the autonomous capability needed to setup and adapt the networks, which decentralizes the control of the network, saving communication and energy resources. Middleware technology helps in addressing this kind of problem, but there is still a need for additional solutions, particularly considering dynamic changes in users' requirements and operation conditions. This paper presents an agent-based framework acting as an integral part of a middleware to support autonomous setup and adaptation of sensor networks. It adds interoperability among heterogeneous nodes in the network, by means of autonomous behavior and reasoning. These features also address the needs for system setup and adaptations in the network, reducing the communication overhead and decentralizing the decision making mechanism. Additionally, preliminary results are also presented.

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Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2009. 619-626 p.
Keyword [en]
agent based framework, autonomous behavior, autonomous sensor networks adaptation, autonomous sensor networks setup, decision making mechanism, heterogeneous nodes, interoperability, middleware technology, network control decentralization, decentralised control, decision support systems, middleware, open systems, wireless sensor networks
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14691DOI: 10.1109/IMCSIT.2009.5352774ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78649749529ISBN: 978-142445314-6OAI: diva2:408006
International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology, IMCSIT '09, Mragowo, Poland, 12 - 14 October, 2009
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