Towards a versatile problem diagnosis infrastructure for large wireless sensor networks

Konrad Iwanicki*, Maarten van Steen

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Abstract

In this position paper, we address the issue of durable maintenance of a wireless sensor network, which will be crucial if the vision of large, long-lived sensornets is to become reality. Durable maintenance requires tools for diagnosing and fixing occurring problems, which can range from internode connectivity losses, to time synchronization problems, to software bugs. While there are solutions for fixing problems, an appropriate diagnostic infrastructure is essentially still lacking. We argue that diagnosing a sensornet application requires the ability to dynamically and temporarily extend the application on a selected group of nodes with virtually any functionality. We motivate this claim based on deployment experiences to date and propose a highly nonintrusive solution to dynamically extending a running application on a resource-constrained sensor node.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2007
Subtitle of host publicationOTM 2007 Workshops - OTM Confederated International Workshops and Posters AWeSOMe, CAMS, OTM Academy Doctoral Consortium, MONET, OnToContent, ORM, PerS
EditorsRobert Meersman, Zahir Tari, Pilar Herrero
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages845-855
Number of pages11
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-76890-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-76889-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2007 Workshops - Catania, Sicily, Italy, Vilamoura, Portugal
Duration: 25 Nov 200730 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume4806
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2007 Workshops
Abbreviated titleOTM 2007
CountryPortugal
CityVilamoura
Period25/11/0730/11/07

Keywords

  • Sensor networks
  • Sensor node
  • Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)
  • Virtual machine
  • Clock synchronization

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