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MagicLink: Weaving Multi-SiteWireless Sensor Networks for Large-Scale Experiments

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Executive Summary

Despite the promising vision of pervasive sensor networks of thou-sands of nodes, conducting such large-scale experiments on demand is still far from reality due to the limitations of resources, space, and maintenance. To ad-dress such challenges, the authors propose the MagicLink middleware to "Magically" weave geographically distributed sensor networks into a large-scale sensor net-work testbed. MagicLink is a key part of the OKGems remotely programmable cyber-physical system project under the GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovation) initiative; and MagicLink is designed to enable shared "Clouds" of sensors for sensor network research and experiments at scale and on demand.

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