Date Added: Aug 2010
Wireless Community Networks (WCN) are formed by the integration of user-operated wireless sensor networks that are internetworked by wireless mesh networks available within urban communities. WCNs enable novel applications for the members of the community. These include different sensing applications, where individuals contribute sensor data for further use within their community at large or with well-defined restrictions to certain users. Sensing application scenarios for WCNs differ from traditional sensor network applications with respect to their security and privacy requirements. In this paper, the authors define three representative scenarios - personal sensing, designated sensing, and community sensing.