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Application and Multidisciplinary Aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks

Concepts, Integration, and Case Studies

  • Liljana Gavrilovska
  • Srdjan Krco
  • Veljko Milutinovic
  • Ivan Stojmenovic
  • Roman Trobec


  • Provides a broad overview of WSN technology, and a basic introduction to related fields

  • Includes an extensive case studies section

  • Reviews the frameworks for WSN systems integration, through which WSN technology is to become one of the backbones of the Future Internet concept

  • Covers real-life applications of WSN systems in medical and vehicular sensor networks


Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Basic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
  3. Basic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Goran Rakočević
      Pages 13-31
    3. Aleksandar Crnjin
      Pages 33-45
    4. Liana K. Qabajeh, Laiha Mat Kiah, Mohammad M. Qabajeh
      Pages 47-83
  4. Multidisciplinary Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Szymon Fedor, Alex Gluhak, Srdjan Krco
      Pages 87-117
    3. Aleksandra Mateska, Liljana Gavrilovska, Sotiris Nikoletseas
      Pages 119-143
    4. Adnan Khan, Costas Constantinou, Ivan Stojmenovic
      Pages 145-169
    5. Ivan Tomašić, Roman Trobec
      Pages 185-211
    6. Vladimir Atanasovski, Liljana Gavrilovska
      Pages 213-241
  5. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Aleksandra Mateska, Vladimir Atanasovski, Liljana Gavrilovska
      Pages 245-256
    3. Zoran Babović, Aleksandar Crnjin, Goran Rakočević, Stanislava Stanković, Veljko Milutinović
      Pages 257-264
  6. Birds of a Feather

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Zhilbert Tafa
      Pages 267-268
    3. Aleksandar Ćorović, Bojan Imamović, Edin Kadrić, Lejla Kadrić, Nermin Lipa, Selma Opanović
      Pages 269-270

About this book


It is a general trend in computing that computers are becoming ever smaller and more interconnected, and sensor networks - large networks of small, simple devices - represent a logical extreme of this trend. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are attracting an increasing degree of research interest, with a growing number of industrial applications starting to emerge. Two of these applications, personal health monitoring and emergency/disaster recovery, are the focus of the European Commission project ProSense: Promote, Mobilize, Reinforce and Integrate Wireless Sensor Networking Research and Researchers.

This hands-on, useful introduction to WSN systems development presents broad coverage of topics in the field, contributed by researchers involved in the ProSense project. It emphasises the practical knowledge required for the successful implementation of WSNs. The first part of the work covers basic issues of sensors, software, and position-based routing protocols. Part Two focuses on multidisciplinary issues, including sensor network integration, mobility aspects, geo-routing, medical applications, and vehicular sensor networks. The remaining two parts present case studies and further applications.

Topics and features:

  • Begins with a Foreword by the Nobel Laurate Professor Martin Perl, of Stanford University
  • Presents a broad overview of WSN technology, including an introduction to sensor and sensing technologies
  • Investigates real-world applications of WSN systems in medical and vehicular sensor networks
  • Contains an extensive section on case studies, providing details of the development of a number of WSN applications
  • Discusses frameworks for WSN systems integration, through which WSN technology will become fundamental to the Future Internet concept

Providing holistic coverage of WSN technology, this text/reference will help graduate students of computer science, electrical engineering and telecommunications toward mastering the specific domains of this emerging area. The book will also be a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners interested in entering or exploring the field.

Dr. Liljana Gavrilovska is a professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. Dr. Srdjan Krco is a senior researcher at the Ericsson Ireland Research Centre. Dr. Veljko M. Milutinovic, FIEEE, is a professor at the Department of Computer Engineering of the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Dr. Ivan Stojmenovic is a professor at the School of Information Technology and Engineering of the University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Roman Trobec is an associate professor at the Department of Communication Systems of the Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia.


Geographical Routing SunSPOT TinyOS Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)

Editors and affiliations

  • Liljana Gavrilovska
    • 1
  • Srdjan Krco
    • 2
  • Veljko Milutinovic
    • 3
  • Ivan Stojmenovic
    • 4
  • Roman Trobec
    • 5
  1. 1., Faculty of EE and ITSs. Cyril and Methodius Univ. of SkopjeSkopjeMacedonia
  2. 2.Ericsson Ireland Research CentreAthloneIreland
  3. 3., Department of Computer EngineeringUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  4. 4., School of IT and EngineeringUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  5. 5., Department of Communication SystemsJožef Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Application and Multidisciplinary Aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Book Subtitle Concepts, Integration, and Case Studies
  • Editors Liljana Gavrilovska
    Srdjan Krco
    Veljko Milutinović
    Ivan Stojmenovic
    Roman Trobec
  • Series Title Computer Communications and Networks
  • Series Abbreviated Title Computer Communications,Networks
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84996-509-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-2596-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84996-510-1
  • Series ISSN 1617-7975
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 282
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Communication Networks
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From the reviews:

“This edited volume attempts to introduce WSNs, capture their essence by presenting some of their characteristics and challenges, and illustrate some implementation examples. … provide a good survey that anyone who is interested in examining the topics in greater depth can easily use as a valuable starting point. … Both undergraduate students and practitioners … will find the level of material in this book useful and easy to follow. … teachers could use a number of the chapters as supplemental material.” (George Dimitoglou, ACM Computing Reviews, June, 2011)