A middleware-driven architecture for information dissemination in distributed sensor networks

Pralik K. Biswas, Shashi Phoha

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a hybrid, multi-layered, agent-oriented architecture for distributed sensor networks. We propose an agent-based middleware that bridges the gap between the programmable application layer consisting of software agents and the physical layer consisting of extremely small, low power devices that combine programmable computing with sensing, tracking and wireless communication capabilities. The middleware supports mechanisms for communication, mobility, cooperative data mining, querying, tasking, self-organization and administration of the constituent sensor nodes to build higher-level, interoperable applications with software agents. We discuss two major middleware components, namely, CCL: a command and control language and STACS: a programmable controller synthesizer. We explain how the controller can be used to configure the behavior of a node and CCL to command and control the nodes in a sensor network. We provide frameworks for communication and mobility. We suggest an agent model that integrates the software agents of the application with the hardware agents of the physical environment. We describe an integrated target tracking experiment, to demonstrate an implementation of this architecture. Finally, we conclude with an insight to our future challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing Conference, ISSNIP '04
EditorsM. Palaniswami, B. Krishnamachari, A. Sowmya, S. Challa, M. Palaniswami, B. Krishnamachari, A. Sowmya, S. Challa
Pages605-610
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing Conference, ISSNIP '04 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Dec 14 2004Dec 17 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2004 Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing Conference, ISSNIP '04

Other

Other2004 Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing Conference, ISSNIP '04
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/14/0412/17/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Biswas, P. K., & Phoha, S. (2004). A middleware-driven architecture for information dissemination in distributed sensor networks. In M. Palaniswami, B. Krishnamachari, A. Sowmya, S. Challa, M. Palaniswami, B. Krishnamachari, A. Sowmya, & S. Challa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2004 Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing Conference, ISSNIP '04 (pp. 605-610). (Proceedings of the 2004 Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing Conference, ISSNIP '04).