The paper "Multiple Mobile Sinks in Event-based Wireless Sensor Networks Exploiting Traffic Conditions in Smart City Applications" was published in the 2018 IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics proceedings. To download the paper, follow the link below.
Modern cities are subject to a lot of periodic or unexpected critical events, which may have different monitoring and control requirements according to the expected impacts on people safety and urban mobility. When multiple monitoring and automation systems are deployed, adaptive wireless sensor networks may adjust sensing and transmission configurations according to the detected events, optimizing the network overall operation. In this context, mobile sinks come as an effective way to enhance monitoring performance in smart city environments. However, practical issues related to the available roads and traffic load should be considered, allowing the computation of the best final positions and movement paths for each sink. Therefore, this paper proposes algorithms to compute dynamic sinks movement in reactive wireless sensor networks, supporting efficient adaptation to event-based monitoring in smart cities.