Dynamic Resource Discovery for Wireless Sensor Networks
Source: University of California
As sensor networks mature and are increasingly deployed, they will play an integral role in everyday life as the interface between the physical and digital worlds. In contrast to the current generation of sensor networks that are application-specific and exposed only to a limited set of users, heterogeneous sensor networks will start to be used by users in their surrounding environment dynamically. The available sensors are likely to be dynamic (e.g., due to mobility) and heterogeneous in terms of their capabilities and software elements. They may provide different types of services and allow different configurability and access. A critical component in realizing such a vision is dynamic resource discovery.