A Multi-Layer Architecture for Wireless Sensor Network Virtualization

Abstract : Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have become pervasive and are used for a plethora of applications and services. They are usually deployed with specific applications and services; thereby precluding their re-use when other applications and services are contemplated. This can inevitably lead to the proliferation of redundant WSN deployments. Virtualization is a technology that can aid in tackling this issue. It enables the sharing of resources/infrastructures by multiple independent entities. This position paper proposes a novel multi-layer architecture for WSN virtualization and identifies the research challenges. Related work is also discussed. We illustrate the potential of the architecture by applying it to a scenario in which WSNs are shared for fire monitoring.
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Imran Khan, Fatna Belqasmi, Roch Glitho, Noel Crespi. A Multi-Layer Architecture for Wireless Sensor Network Virtualization. 6th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC'2013) 2013, Apr 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. pp.1-4, ⟨10.1109/WMNC.2013.6548986⟩. ⟨hal-00848252⟩

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