Adaptive Quality-Aware Replication in Wireless Sensor Networks

Jana Neumann, Christoph Reinke, Nils Hoeller, Volker Linnemann


Typical sensor network deployments are usually built for long-term usage. Additionally, the sensor nodes are often exposed to harsh environmental influences. Due to these constraints, it is mandatory for applications to be able to compensate the failure of nodes. Providing a persistent storage even in the presence of failing nodes demands for replication within the sensor network. However, recent work in the field of replication in sensor networks often does not consider the suitability of the sensor nodes to store replicas in terms of e.g. available storage, energy or connectivity. In this paper, we envision an adaptive quality-aware replication scheme which enables the storage of replicas based on a scoring system reflecting the suitability of a replica node. Furthermore, we propose an adaptable data migration strategy using a weighting function to achieve an adequate placement for the replicas. A resilient storage strategy enables the survival of replicas after migration despite unpredictable node failures. We expect that our replication scheme highly increases the availability of sensor network data despite of node failures and network partitioning requiring only a small number of replicas within the network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunication and Networking
EditorsDominik lezak, Tai-hoon Kim, Alan Chin-Chen Chang, Thanos Vasilakos, MingChu Li, Kouichi Sakurai
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date01.12.2009
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-10843-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-10844-0
Publication statusPublished - 01.12.2009
EventInternational Conference on Future Generation Communication and Networking , FGCN/ACN 2009, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2009 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 10.12.200912.12.2009


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