Wireless Networks

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 141–153 | Cite as

Dynamic Data-Centric Storage for long-term storage in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks

  • Ángel CuevasEmail author
  • Manuel Urueña
  • Gustavo de Veciana
  • Rubén Cuevas
  • Noël Crespi


Data-Centric Storage (DCS) appears as a novel information storage and delivery mechanism for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks in which a rendezvous node (home node) is selected to store and serve all the information of a particular application. However, DCS was not designed to provide long-term data availability. In this paper we present a Dynamic DCS solution to enable a long-term storage system. Dynamic DCS proposes to periodically change home nodes over the time based on periods of fixed duration called epochs. This makes it possible to perform temporal queries to previous home nodes in order to retrieve information from the past. We evaluate our proposal using extensive simulations, and reveal that Dynamic DCS makes sensor events available at least 85 % of the maximum lifetime provided by an optimal (but non practical) solution. Finally, we show that Dynamic DCS could easily adapt its storage performance to the requirements of an application by just tuning the epoch duration.


Wireless Sensor and Actor Network (WSAN) Data-Centric Storage (DCS) Data availability Epoch 



The research leading to these results has been partially funded by the Spanish MEC under the CRAMNET project (TEC2012-38362-C03-01) and eeCONTENT Project (TEC2011- 29688-C02-02), by the General Directorate of Universities and Research of the Regional Government of Madrid under the MEDIANET Project (S2009/TIC-1468), and by the the INDECT project (Ref 218086) of the 7th EU Framework Programme. In addition, the work of G. de Veciana was supported by the National Science Foundation under Award CNS-0915928.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ángel Cuevas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Manuel Urueña
    • 1
  • Gustavo de Veciana
    • 2
  • Rubén Cuevas
    • 1
  • Noël Crespi
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  3. 3.Institut Mines-TélécomTélécom SudParisEvryFrance

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