A query processing framework for efficient network resource utilization in shared sensor networks

Rahul Kumar Verma, K. K. Pattanaik, Sourabh Bharti, Divya Saxena, Jiannong Cao

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Shared Sensor Network (SSN) refers to a scenario where the same sensing and communication resources are shared and queried by multiple Internet applications. Due to the burgeoning growth in Internet applications, multiple application queries can exhibit overlapping in their functional requirements, such as the region of interest, sensing attributes, and sensing time duration. This overlapping results in redundant sensing tasks generation leading to the increased overall network traffic and energy consumption. Existing approaches operate on data sharing among various tasks to minimize the upstream traffic. However, no existing work attempts to prevent the redundant task generation to reduce the downstream traffic. Moreover, the allocation of suitable sensor nodes to meet the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of the queries is still an open issue. This article proposes an end-to-end query processing framework (named, QueryPM) that first, calculates the functional requirements similarity among queries to prevent the redundant task generation. Then, it takes the QoS and functional requirements into account while allocating the tasks on the sensor nodes. Extensive simulations on the proposed approach show that downstream traffic, upstream traffic, and energy consumption reduced to 60%, 20-40%, and 40%, respectively, as compared to state-of-the-art mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number31
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalACM Transactions on Sensor Networks
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020


  • Network traffic
  • Query pre-processing
  • Shared sensor networks
  • Task allocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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