iSensNet: An infrastructure for research and development in wireless sensor networks

Jiannong Cao, Hejun Wu, Xuefeng Liu, Yi Lai

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This paper describes iSensNet, an infrastructure that we designed and implemented for various research and development projects in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). iSensNet is composed of a WSN platform and an event publish/subscribe middleware. On the WSN platform, users can test their protocols of any and all non-physical layers; the platform provides real time performance evaluation of the protocols. With the provided middleware, iSensNet is able to accept event subscriptions, to decompose an event to sub-events, to build up event detection trees composed of these sub-events, to collaborate in detecting the sub-events, and handle the event for various application programs. This paper focuses on the design of iSensNet, taking into consideration the severe resource constraints despite the high performance requirements of the applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-353
Number of pages15
JournalFrontiers of Computer Science in China
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2010


  • event processing
  • intelligent transportation
  • pub/sub
  • structural health monitoring (SHM)
  • wireless sensor networks (WSN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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