Advances in Computer Science : an International Journal (ACSIJ)
One of the most important factors in wireless sensor networks is energy consumption, hence the lifetime of these networks are strongly depending on remaining energy in the nodes. According to sensors placement farness and wireless communication between them, it is necessary to optimally consume the energy in these networks. In this paper, a hybrid approach is proposed by mixing two existing protocols, namely flat multi-hop routing and hierarchical multi-hop routing. Also by using Cellular Learning Automata (CLA) as clustering technique, the energy in the network will be managed and finally the lifetime of nodes will be increased.