Use of GPS and 6LowPAN in Mobile Multi-Sink Wireless Sensor Networks - Issues and Feasibility

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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have been the subject of intensive research in the past few years. Several factors have contributed to this, among which the enormous potential for application of WSNs in almost every aspect of day-to-day life is the predominant one. In spite of this, real deployments of WSNs are rare, and virtually all have considerable limitations when node mobility is concerned. Clearly, there is a mismatch between research and reality, and work on deployment, localization, mobility and other hot topics is not producing useful results, which points to the need to give smaller, more practical steps towards real world deployments.