A Fast ILP-Based Heuristic for the Robust Design of Body Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Fabio D’Andreagiovanni
  • Antonella Nardin
  • Enrico Natalizio
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10199)


We consider the problem of optimally designing a body wireless sensor network, while taking into account the uncertainty of data generation of biosensors. Since the related min-max robustness Integer Linear Programming (ILP) problem can be difficult to solve even for state-of-the-art commercial optimization solvers, we propose an original heuristic for its solution. The heuristic combines deterministic and probabilistic variable fixing strategies, guided by the information coming from strengthened linear relaxations of the ILP robust model, and includes a very large neighborhood search for reparation and improvement of generated solutions, formulated as an ILP problem solved exactly. Computational tests on realistic instances show that our heuristic finds solutions of much higher quality than a state-of-the-art solver and than an effective benchmark heuristic.


Body wireless sensor networks Network design Integer linear programming Robust optimization ILP heuristic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio D’Andreagiovanni
    • 1
  • Antonella Nardin
    • 2
  • Enrico Natalizio
    • 1
  1. 1.Sorbonne Universités, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, CNRS, Heudiasyc UMR 7253CompiègneFrance
  2. 2.Università Degli Studi Roma TreRomaItaly

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