International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems
As the world is moving towards the "Internet of Things", Internet protocol enabled wireless sensor network is becoming an important research area. In order to make it possible and to facilitate transmission of IPv6 packets over low powered networks, 6Lowpan has been introduced. Since the IPWSN application domain is expanded to real-time applications such as health-care and surveillance systems, a fast and seamless handover becomes an important criterion for supporting mobility in 6LoWPAN. In this paper, the authors have studied mobility characteristics along with design issues under different mobility scenarios. They propose a scheme to manage the mobility of nodes.