Date Added: Jul 2010
This paper considers the novel area of Quality-of-Information (QoI)-aware network management of multitasking Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Specifically, it provides an investigation of new task admission and resource utilization mechanisms for controlling the individual QoI provided to new and existing tasks using real-time feedback-based monitoring mechanisms. Continuing advances in sensor-related technologies, including those in pervasive computing and communication domains, are opening opportunities for the deployment and operation of smart autonomous Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The study of WSN Operations and Management (O&M) for the efficient and effective support of the multi-dimensional Quality of Information (QoI) needs of tasks are central to the authors' broader research goals and this paper in particular.