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Falko Dressler and Reinhard German, "Feedback-based Event Detection in Sensor Networks: A Programming Environment," Proceedings of 3rd Workshop on Bio-Inspired Design of Networks: from Self-Organisation in Living Systems to Sensor and Wireless Networks (BIOWIRE 2009), Cambridge, United Kingdom, June 2009.


We discuss the need for integrated feedback-based adaptation of system parameters in Sensor and Actor Network (SANET) applications as well as the integration in lightweight rule-based programming schemes. Programming approaches for self-organizing networks, in par- ticular SANETs, are usually based on code fragments or snippets that can easily be exchanged among neighboring nodes to improve the local behavior. Rule-based Sensor Network (RSN) is a programming scheme that supports this kind of operation, and which has been explicitly designed to support heterogeneous nodes w.r.t. installed software features as well as hardware modules. However, it has been shown that the rule execution in RSN is too static for application in highly dynamic environments such as event detection of mobile targets. We present and discuss a biologically inspired approach for adaptation of the local rule execu- tion, which is based on an promoter / inhibitor scheme. The application of this biological technique leads to improved reactivity and resource utilization. We also outline the capabilities of the approach based on selected simulation results.

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Falko Dressler
Reinhard German

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    author = {Dressler, Falko and German, Reinhard},
    title = {{Feedback-based Event Detection in Sensor Networks: A Programming Environment}},
    address = {Cambridge, United Kingdom},
    booktitle = {3rd Workshop on Bio-Inspired Design of Networks: from Self-Organisation in Living Systems to Sensor and Wireless Networks (BIOWIRE 2009)},
    month = {6},
    year = {2009},

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