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Falko Dressler, Abdalkarim Awad, Dongyu Wang and Reinhard German, "Rule-based Programming of Heterogeneous Sensor and Actor Networks," Proceedings of 27th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2008), Demo Session, Phoenix, AZ, April 2008.


We present a rule-based programming approach for Sensor and Actor Networks (SANETs). The developed Rule-based Sensor Network (RSN) system provides network-centric communication and data processing with a very small footprint of necessary instructions. Based on the basic mechanism, rules can be exchanged among participating nodes in order to optimize the overall system behavior. In particular, we show the feasibility of data pre-processing mechanisms such as data aggregation as well as data-centric communication based on rules that are distributed throughout the entire network. The support of heterogeneous nodes is inherently integrated in terms of different hardware, e.g. sensors and actuators, and different data processing algorithms. RSN has been implemented as a simulation model as well as for experiments using BTnode sensors with attached sensors and actuators.

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Falko Dressler
Abdalkarim Awad
Dongyu Wang
Reinhard German

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    author = {Dressler, Falko and Awad, Abdalkarim and Wang, Dongyu and German, Reinhard},
    title = {{Rule-based Programming of Heterogeneous Sensor and Actor Networks}},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    address = {Phoenix, AZ},
    booktitle = {27th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2008), Demo Session},
    month = {4},
    year = {2008},

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