Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have gained increasing importance in a variety of military and civilian applications. The most important issue faced in all wireless sensor networks is its energy consumption. Innovative techniques that improve energy efficiency to prolong the network lifetime are highly required. Clustering is an effective topology control approach in wireless sensor networks, which can increase network scalability and lifetime. In this paper, the authors propose a novel Energy Efficient Clustering approach (E2C) for single-hop wireless sensor networks, which better suits the periodical data gathering applications.