Intelligent mobile agent middleware for wireless sensor networks: A real time application case study

Dimitrios Georgoulas*, Keith Blow

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Abstract

In-Motes is a mobile agent middleware that generates an intelligent framework for deploying applications in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). In-Motes is based on the injection of mobile agents into the network that can migrate or clone following specific rules and performing application specific tasks. By doing so, each mote is given a certain degree of perception cognition and control, forming the basis for its intelligence. We have developed, implemented and evaluated a real time application in a dynamic environment to determine how well In-Motes achieves its goals. Namely, In-Motes Bins is an agent based In-Motes application for environmental monitoring sensing light and temperature variations. Using In-Motes we were able to create and rapidly deploy our application on a WSN consisting of 10 MICA2 motes. Our application was tested in a wine store for a period of four months. In this paper we present the In-Motes Bins application and provide a detailed evaluation of its implementation. We also present a detailed analysis of In-Motes middleware in regards of its efficiency, adaptability and reliability inside the WSN.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 4th Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications, AICT 2008
Pages95-100
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2008
Event4th Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications, AICT 2008 - Athens, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jun 200813 Jun 2008

Conference

Conference4th Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications, AICT 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityAthens
Period8/06/0813/06/08

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Keywords

  • In-motes
  • In-Motes Bins
  • Mobile agents
  • Wireless Sensor Network

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Georgoulas, D., & Blow, K. (2008). Intelligent mobile agent middleware for wireless sensor networks: A real time application case study. In Proceedings - 4th Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications, AICT 2008 (pp. 95-100). [4545510] https://doi.org/10.1109/AICT.2008.51