Title

Wireless sensor network virtualization: Early architecture and research perspectives

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

IEEE Network

Publication Date

5-1-2015

Abstract

© 2015 IEEE. WSNs have become pervasive and are used in many applications and services. Usually, deployments of WSNs are task-oriented and domain-specific, thereby precluding reuse when other applications and services are contemplated. This inevitably leads to the proliferation of redundant WSN deployments. Virtualization is a technology that can aid in tackling this issue, as it enables the sharing of resources/infrastructure by multiple independent entities. In this article we critically review the state of the art and propose a novel architecture for WSN virtualization. The proposed architecture has four layers (physical layer, virtual sensor layer, virtual sensor access layer, and overlay layer) and relies on a constrained application protocol. We illustrate its potential by using it in a scenario where a single WSN is shared by multiple applications, one of which is a fire monitoring application. We present the proof-of-concept prototype we have built along with the performance measurements, and discuss future research directions.

ISSN

0890-8044

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Volume

29

Issue

3

First Page

104

Last Page

112

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Network architecture, Network layers, Virtual reality, Application protocols, Future research directions, Multiple applications, Novel architecture, Performance measurements, Proof of concept, Proposed architectures, State of the art, Wireless sensor networks

Scopus ID

84930948768

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository

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