A Short Review on Sleep Scheduling Mechanism in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Zeyu Zhang
  • Lei Shu
  • Chunsheng Zhu
  • Mithun Mukherjee
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 234)


As a common train of thought to save energy, sleep scheduling which turns sensor nodes on and off has become a significant method to prolong the lifetime of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In recent years, many related sleep scheduling mechanisms with diverse emphases and application areas for WSNs have been proposed. This paper reviews those mechanisms and further classifies them in different taxonomies as well as provides an insight into them.


Sleep scheduling Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) Insight 



This work is supported by China Maoming Engineering Research Center on Industrial Internet of Things (No. 517018) and major international cooperation projects of colleges in Guangdong Province (No. 2015KGJHZ026) and Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province (No. 2017A050506057).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeyu Zhang
    • 1
  • Lei Shu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chunsheng Zhu
    • 3
  • Mithun Mukherjee
    • 1
  1. 1.Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Petrochemical Equipment Fault DiagnosisGuangdong University of Petrochemical TechnologyMaomingChina
  2. 2.School of EngineeringUniversity of LincolnLincolnUK
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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