International Journal of Computer Networks and Wireless Communications (IJCNWC)
In this paper, the authors propose an Energy Efficient & Load Balanced Clustering Scheme (EELBCS) for data gathering purpose over a periodic interval in WSNs which maintains a balance of energy load in between the sensor nodes. Their approach defines a novel cluster head distribution scheme which ensures more residual energy of sensor nodes and hence improves the life time of sensor network. The proposed clustering scheme is evaluated and compared with Energy Efficient Clustering Scheme (EECS). Simulation results show that the new technique for clustering outperforms EECS with prolonging the network life time over 19%.