Wireless sensor networks are becoming a basis for a rapidly increasing range of applications. Habitat, flood, and wildfire monitoring are interesting examples of such applications. Each application has different requirements in terms of node functionalities, network size, complexity and cost; therefore, it is worthwhile time investment to design and implement a general purpose framework for wireless sensor networks that would be adaptable to any monitoring application of interest with a minimum amount of effort. In this manuscript, we propose a basic structure for such a framework and highlight a number of challenges anticipated during the course of this doctoral research.

Meeting Name

30th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (2006: Sep. 17-21, Chicago, IL)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Second Department

Computer Science

Keywords and Phrases

Network Sizes; Node Functionalities; Purpose Frameworks; Computational Complexity; Disasters; Floods; Wireless Sensor Networks; Application Software; Floods; Bridges; Satellites; Computerized Monitoring; Investments; Costs; Manuals; Lightning

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

0769526551; 9780769526553

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)


Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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