Date Added: Feb 2012
Service-oriented Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) has been recently proposed as an architecture to rapidly develop applications in WSNs. In WSNs, a query task may require a set of services and may be carried out repetitively with a given frequency during its lifetime. A service composition solution shall be provided for each execution of such a persistent query task. Due to the energy saving strategy, some sensors may be scheduled to be in sleep mode periodically. Thus, a service composition solution may not always be valid during the lifetime of a persistent query. When a query task needs to be conducted over a new service composition solution, a routing update procedure is involved which consumes energy.