Mobile Agent Middleware for Autonomic Data Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks
Source: University of the Aegean
Mobile Agents (MAs) are referred to as autonomous application programs with the inherent ability to move from node to node towards a goal completion. In the context of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), MAs may be used by network administrators in the process of combining data and knowledge from different sources aiming at maximizing the useful information content. MAs have been initially developed to replace the client/server model which exhibits many disadvantages, particularly in WSN environments (e.g. heavy bandwidth usage and excessive energy expenditure).