SensorScheme: Supply Chain Management Automation using Wireless Sensor Networks

L. Evers, Paul J.M. Havinga, Jan Kuper, M.E.M. Lijding, Nirvana Meratnia

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    Abstract

    The supply chain management business can benefit greatly from automation, as recent developments with RFID technology shows. The use of Wireless Sensor Network technology promises to bring the next leap in efficiency and quality of service. However, current WSN system software does not yet provide the required functionality, flexibility and safety. This paper discusses a scenario showing how WSN technology can benefit supply chain management, and presents SensorScheme, a platform for realizing the scenario. SensorScheme is a general purpose WSN platform, providing a safe execution environment for dynamically loaded programs. It uses high level programming primitives like marshalled communication, automatic memory management, and multiprocessing facilities. SensorScheme makes efficient use of the little available memory present in WSN nodes, to allow larger and more complex programs than the state of the art. We present a SensorScheme implementation and provide experimental results to show its compactness, speed of operation and energy efficiency.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2007
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages448-455
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-0826-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2007
    Event12th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2007 - Patras, Greece
    Duration: 25 Sep 200728 Sep 2007
    Conference number: 12

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE
    Number1

    Conference

    Conference12th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2007
    Abbreviated titleETFA
    CountryGreece
    CityPatras
    Period25/09/0728/09/07

    Keywords

    • EWI-11591
    • IR-59909
    • METIS-245870
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems

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