Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have experienced an amazing evolution during the last decade. Compared with other wired or wireless networks, wireless sensor networks extend the range of data collection and make it possible for us to get information from every corner of the world. The chapter begins with an introduction to WSNs and their applications. The chapter recognizes event detection as a key component for WSN applications. The chapter provides a structured and comprehensive overview of various techniques used for event detection in WSNs. Existing event detection techniques have been grouped into threshold based and pattern based mechanisms. For each category of event detection mechanism, the chapter surveys some representative technical schemes. The chapter also provides some analyses on the relative strengths and weaknesses of these technical schemes. Towards the end, the trends in the research regarding the event detection in WSNs are described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing|
|Subtitle of host publication||Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)