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The Art of Wireless Sensor Networks

Volume 2: Advanced Topics and Applications

  • Habib M. Ammari

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction and Stochastic Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Habib M. Ammari
      Pages 3-9
    3. Yunbo Wang, Mehmet C. Vuran, Steve Goddard
      Pages 11-56
  3. Barrier and Spatiotemporal Coverage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Anwar Saipulla, Jun-Hong Cui, Xinwen Fu, Benyuan Liu, Jie Wang
      Pages 59-115
    3. Rui Tan, Guoliang Xing
      Pages 117-165
  4. Tracking, Estimation, and Counting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Ioannis Ch. Paschalidis, Keyong Li, Dong Guo, Yingwei Lin
      Pages 169-200
    3. Yaser P. Fallah, Raja Sengupta
      Pages 201-234
    4. Dengyuan Wu, Bowu Zhang, Hongjuan Li, Xiuzhen Cheng
      Pages 235-269
  5. Coverage and Localization in Three-Dimensional Wireless Sensor Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Usman Mansoor, Habib M. Ammari
      Pages 273-324
    3. Usman Mansoor, Habib M. Ammari
      Pages 325-363
  6. Topology Control and Routing in Three-Dimensional Wireless Sensor Networks

  7. Underground and Underwater Sensor Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Agnelo Rocha da Silva, Mahta Moghaddam, Mingyan Liu
      Pages 451-484

About this book


During the last one and a half decades, wireless sensor networks have witnessed significant growth and tremendous development in both academia and industry. A large number of researchers, including computer scientists and engineers, have been interested in solving challenging problems that span all the layers of the protocol stack of sensor networking systems. Several venues, such as journals, conferences, and workshops, have been launched to cover innovative research and practice in this promising and rapidly advancing field. Because of these trends, I thought it would be beneficial to provide our sensor networks community with a comprehensive reference on as much of the findings as possible on a variety of topics in wireless sensor networks. As this area of research is in continuous progress, it does not seem to be a reasonable solution to keep delaying the publication of such reference any more.

This book relates to the second volume and focuses on the advanced topics and applications of wireless sensor networks. Our rationale is that the second volume has all application-specific and non-conventional sensor networks, emerging techniques and advanced topics that are not as matured as what is covered in the first volume. Thus, the second volume deals with three-dimensional, underground, underwater, body-mounted, and societal networks. Following Donald E. Knuth’s above-quoted elegant strategy to focus on several important fields (The Art of Computer Programming: Fundamental Algorithms, 1997), all the book chapters in this volume include up-to-date research work spanning various topics, such as stochastic modeling, barrier and spatiotemporal coverage, tracking, estimation, counting, coverage and localization in three-dimensional sensor networks, topology control and routing in three-dimensional sensor networks, underground and underwater sensor networks, multimedia and body sensor networks, and social sensing. Most of these major topics can be covered in an advanced course on wireless sensor networks. This book will be an excellent source of information for graduate students majoring in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or any related discipline. Furthermore, computer scientists, researchers, and practitioners in both academia and industry will find this book useful and interesting.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Habib M. Ammari
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of Michigan-DearbornDearbornUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Art of Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Book Subtitle Volume 2: Advanced Topics and Applications
  • Editors Habib M. Ammari
  • Series Title Signals and Communication Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Signals, Communication Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-40065-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52383-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-40066-7
  • Series ISSN 1860-4862
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-4870
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 696
  • Number of Illustrations 99 b/w illustrations, 151 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Communications Engineering, Networks
    Circuits and Systems
    Signal, Image and Speech Processing
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