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Show simple item record Ndiaye, M Hancke, GP Abu-Mahfouz, Adnan MI 2018-03-16T08:27:55Z 2018-03-16T08:27:55Z 2017-05
dc.identifier.citation Ndiaye, M., Hancke, G.P. and Abu-Mahfouz, A.M.I. 2017. Software defined networking for improved wireless sensor network management: a survey. Sensors, vol. 17(5): doi: 10.3390/s17051031 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1424-8220
dc.identifier.issn 1424-3210
dc.identifier.uri doi: 10.3390/s17051031
dc.description Open access article published in Sensors, vol. 17(5): doi: 10.3390/s17051031 en_US
dc.description.abstract Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are becoming increasingly popular with the advent of the Internet of things (IoT). Various real-world applications of WSNs such as in smart grids, smart farming and smart health would require a potential deployment of thousands or maybe hundreds of thousands of sensor nodes/actuators. To ensure proper working order and network efficiency of such a network of sensor nodes, an effective WSN management system has to be integrated. However, the inherent challenges of WSNs such as sensor/actuator heterogeneity, application dependency and resource constraints have led to challenges in implementing effective traditional WSN management. This difficulty in management increases as the WSN becomes larger. Software Defined Networking (SDN) provides a promising solution in flexible management WSNs by allowing the separation of the control logic from the sensor nodes/actuators. The advantage with this SDN-based management in WSNs is that it enables centralized control of the entire WSN making it simpler to deploy network-wide management protocols and applications on demand. This paper highlights some of the recent work on traditional WSN management in brief and reviews SDN-based management techniques for WSNs in greater detail while drawing attention to the advantages that SDN brings to traditional WSN management. This paper also investigates open research challenges in coming up with mechanisms for flexible and easier SDN-based WSN configuration and management. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;20525
dc.subject SDN-based Wireless Sensor Networks en_US
dc.subject Network management abstractions en_US
dc.subject Network management architecture en_US
dc.subject Software defined networks for sensor nodes en_US
dc.subject Wireless sensor networks en_US
dc.title Software defined networking for improved wireless sensor network management: a survey en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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