Distributed Sensor Networks

A Multiagent Perspective

  • Victor Lesser
  • Charles L. OrtizJr.
  • Milind Tambe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Distributed Sensor Networks: Introduction to a Multiagent Perspective

    1. Victor Lesser, Charles L. Ortiz Jr., Milind Tambe
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Sensor Network Challenge Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. James H. Lawton
      Pages 11-20
    3. Paul Zemany, Michael Gaughan
      Pages 21-31
    4. Alexander Egyed, Bryan Horling, Raphen Becker, Robert Balzer
      Pages 33-42
    5. Juan E. Vargas, Kiran Tvalarparti, Zhaojun Wu
      Pages 43-58
  4. Distributed Resource Allocation: Architectures and Protocols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Charles L. Ortiz Jr., Timothy W. Rauenbusch, Eric Hsu, Regis Vincent
      Pages 61-107
    3. Leen-Kiat Soh, Costas Tsatsoulis, Huseyin Sevay
      Pages 109-138
    4. Bryan Horling, Roger Mailler, Jiaying Shen, Regis Vincent, Victor Lesser
      Pages 139-183
    5. Osher Yadgar, Sarit Kraus, Charles L. Ortiz Jr.
      Pages 185-217
    6. Pragnesh Jay Modi, Paul Scerri, Wei-Min Shen, Milind Tambe
      Pages 219-256
    7. Stephen Fitzpatrick, Lambert Meertens
      Pages 257-295
  5. Insights into Distributed Resource Allocation Protocols Based on Formal Analyses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Cesar Fernandez, Ramon Bejar, Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Carla Gomes, Bart Selman
      Pages 299-318
    3. Weixiong Zhang, Guandong Wang, Zhao Xing, Lars Wittenburg
      Pages 319-338
    4. Guandong Wang, Weixiong Zhang, Roger Mailler, Victor Lesser
      Pages 339-362
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 363-367

About this book


Distributed Sensor Networks is the first book of its kind to examine solutions to this problem using ideas taken from the field of multiagent systems. The field of multiagent systems has itself seen an exponential growth in the past decade, and has developed a variety of techniques for distributed resource allocation.
Distributed Sensor Networks contains contributions from leading, international researchers describing a variety of approaches to this problem based on examples of implemented systems taken from a common distributed sensor network application; each approach is motivated, demonstrated and tested by way of a common challenge problem. The book focuses on both practical systems and their theoretical analysis, and is divided into three parts: the first part describes the common sensor network challenge problem; the second part explains the different technical approaches to the common challenge problem; and the third part provides results on the formal analysis of a number of approaches taken to address the challenge problem.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Victor Lesser
    • 1
  • Charles L. OrtizJr.
    • 2
  • Milind Tambe
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MassachusettsUSA
  2. 2.SRI InternationalUSA
  3. 3.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0363-7
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5039-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0363-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2617
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