Making motes intelligent: an agent-based approach to wireless sensor networks

Dmitrios Georgoulas, Keith Blow

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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. Our middleware incorporates technologies such as Linda-like tuplespaces and federated system architecture in order to obtain a high degree of collaboration and coordination for the agent society. A set of behavioral rules inspired by a community of bacterial strains is also generated as the means for robustness of the WSN. In this paper, we present In-Motes and provide a detailed evaluation of its implementation for MICA2 motes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-522
Number of pages8
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006


  • agents
  • bacterial strains
  • federated systems
  • middleware
  • wireless sensor networks


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