Adaptive sink mobility management scheme for wireless sensor networks

Kwang Il Hwang, Doo Seop Eom

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7 Citations (Scopus)


In wireless sensor networks, it is important to efficiently disseminate information from each source to a sink node. In particular, in mobile sink applications, due to the sink mobility, a stationary dissemination path may no longer be effective. The path will have to be continuously reconfigured according to the current location of the sink. In this paper, an Adaptive Reversal Tree (ART) protocol, based on the Adaptive Reversal algorithm and dynamic Root change mechanism, is proposed. Data dissemination from each source to a mobile sink can be easily achieved along the ART without additional control overhead, because the ART proactively performs adaptive sink mobility management. In addition, the ART can maintain a robust tree structure by quickly recovering the partitioned tree with minimum packet transmission. Finally, the simulation results demonstrate that the ART is a considerably energy-efficient and robust protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Intelligence and Computing - Third International Conference, UIC 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540380914, 9783540380917
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event3rd International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2006 - Wuhan, China
Duration: 2006 Sept 32006 Sept 6

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4159 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other3rd International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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