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Energy conservation can be the most important concern in the deployment of wireless sensor networks. Among all methods, finding an efficient sleep/transmission schedule must be most effective to achieve energy conservation. There are many researches and solutions for sleep schedule, transmission schedule or topology/routing creation in the past. Nevertheless, almost none of them can solve all of these problems in the same time. The authors' prior Distributed MAC with Asynchronous Super-frame (DMAS) protocol could be the first cross-layer protocol that can solve all these problems simultaneously in a distributed way with very low duty cycle.