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Data Gathering Schedule for Minimal Aggregation Time in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

Data aggregation promises a new paradigm for gathering data via collaboration among wireless sensors deployed over a large geographical region. Many real-time applications impose stringent delay requirements and ask for time-efficient schedules of data gathering in which data sensed at sensors are aggregated at intermediate sensors along the way towards the data sink. The Minimal Aggregation Time (MAT) problem is to find the schedule that routes data appropriately and has the shortest time for all requested data to be aggregated and sent to the data sink.

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