Dynamic Itinerary Planning for Mobile Agents With a Content-Specific Approach in Wireless Sensor Networks
The authors study data fusion in sensor networks using Mobile Agents (MAs), which are capable of saving energy of sensor nodes and performing advanced computation functions based on the requests of various applications. Research on MAs still remains unfledged in development of application-oriented data fusion, which is highly desired in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) deployed in recent days for environmental and disaster monitoring. In this paper, they propose a Dynamic Itinerary Planning for MAs (DIPMA) to collect data from sensor networks with an application-oriented approach. In particular, the DIPMA algorithm is applied to the data collection for frost prediction which is a real-world application in agriculture using next-generation sensor networks.