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Efficient Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks based on Biological Robustness
Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (2016, Washington, DC)
  • Azade Nazi
  • Mayank Raj
  • Mario Di Francesco
  • Preetam Ghosh
  • Sajal K. Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

Robustness in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is a critical factor that largely depends on their network topology and on how devices can react to disruptions, including node and link failures. This article presents a novel solution to obtain robust WSNs by exploiting principles of biological robustness at nanoscale. Specifically, we consider Gene Regulatory Networks (GRNs) as a model for the interaction between genes in living organisms. GRNs have evolved over millions of years to provide robustness against adverse factors in cells and their environment. Based on this observation, we apply a method to build robust WSNs, called bio-inspired WSNs, by establishing a correspondence between the topology of GRNs and that of already-deployed WSNs. Through simulation in realistic conditions, we demonstrate that bio-inspired WSNs are more reliable than existing solutions for the design of robust WSNs. We also show that communications in bio-inspired WSNs have lower latency as well as lower energy consumption than the state of the art.

Meeting Name
12th Annual International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, DCOSS 2016 (2016: May 26-28, Washington, DC)
Department(s)
Computer Science
Research Center/Lab(s)
Intelligent Systems Center
Comments
This work has been partially supported by the Academy of Finland under grant number 284806 and by the US National Science Foundation under grants CNS-1355505, CNS1545050, CNS-1545037, CSR-1353111, and CCF-1351786.
Keywords and Phrases
  • Biology,
  • Computer network performance evaluation,
  • Distributed computer systems,
  • Energy utilization,
  • Genes,
  • Nanotechnology,
  • Robustness (control systems),
  • Sensor nodes,
  • Topology,
  • Bio-inspired,
  • Efficient communications,
  • Gene regulatory networks,
  • Nanoscale properties,
  • Performance evaluation,
  • Wireless sensor networks
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
978-1-5090-1460-6
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
5-1-2016
Disciplines
Citation Information
Azade Nazi, Mayank Raj, Mario Di Francesco, Preetam Ghosh, et al.. "Efficient Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks based on Biological Robustness" Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (2016, Washington, DC) (2016) p. 161 - 168 ISSN: 2325-2944
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sajal-das/50/