Adaptive Distributed Indexing for Spatial Queries in Sensor Networks

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Adaptive Distributed Indexing for Spatial Queries in Sensor Networks
Sensor networks have opened new horizons and opportunities for a variety of environmental monitoring, surveillance and healthcare applications. One of the major tasks of sensor networks is the distributed collection and processing of sensor readings over extended periods of time. We propose an energyefficient hierarchical indexing approach for spatial data in sensor networks. Our indexing technique allows roaming users to navigate through sensor networks distributed over large geographical areas and to pose spatial queries about the location of the data in the network. The major challenge in designing such indexes is the minimization of the total amount of traffic needed to create and maintain the indexes, which is a function of region activity and the actual query rates. Given the dynamic character of the setting, these parameters might in fact change during the network operation, calling for a very adaptive solution.
Vladimir Dyo, Cecilia Mascolo
Added 24 Jun 2010
Updated 24 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors Vladimir Dyo, Cecilia Mascolo
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