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Dressler, Falko

Self-Organization in Sensor and Actor Networks

Dressler, Falko - Self-Organization in Sensor and Actor Networks, ebook

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Self-Organization in Sensor and Actor Networks explores self-organization mechanisms and methodologies concerning the efficient coordination between intercommunicating autonomous systems.Self-organization is often referred to as the multitude of algorithms and methods that organise the global behaviour of a system based on inter-system communication. Studies of self-organization in natural systems first took off in the 1960s. In technology, such approaches have become a hot research topic over the last 4-5 years with emphasis upon management and control in communication networks, and especially in resource-constrained sensor and actor networks. In the area of ad hoc networks new solutions have been discovered that imitate the properties of self-organization. Some algorithms for on-demand communication and coordination, including data-centric networking, are well-known examples.

Key features include:

  • Detailed treatment of self-organization, mobile sensor and actor networks, coordination between autonomous systems, and bio-inspired networking.

  • Overview of the basic methodologies for self-organization, a comparison to central and hierarchical control, and classification of algorithms and techniques in sensor and actor networks.

  • Explanation of medium access control, ad hoc routing, data-centric networking, synchronization, and task allocation issues.

  • Introduction to swarm intelligence, artificial immune system, molecular information exchange.

  • Numerous examples and application scenarios to illustrate the theory.

Self-Organization in Sensor and Actor Networks will prove essential reading for students of computer science and related fields; researchers working in the area of massively distributed systems, sensor networks, self-organization, and bio-inspired networking will also find this reference useful.

Keywords: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications TEC041000

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2008
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
384 pages
Categories
Information Technology, Telecommunications
 
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780470724453
Printed ISBN
9780470028209

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