Date Added: Apr 2011
This paper proposes General-Criteria based Clustering (GCC) method for wireless sensor networks by intimating the activities of biological neurons. The GCC expands the option of clustering criteria and the result cluster configuration. The generality of criteria enables the application on-demand clustering become possible. Based on that a novel cluster concept Logical Cluster is proposed. The simulation shows that the GCC can get diverse logical clusters and synchronization/desynchronization (sync/desync) coexistence results with acceptable energy consumption. Node clustering, which aims to increase scalability and reduce the complexity of network management, is common in sensor networks.