Taking Cooperative Decisions in Group-Based Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Miguel Garcia
  • Jaime Lloret
  • Sandra Sendra
  • Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6874)


Several studies have demonstrated that communications are more efficient when cooperative group-based architectures are used in wireless sensor networks (WSN). This type of architecture allows increasing sensor nodes’ lifetime by decreasing the number of messages in network. But, the main gap is to know how to take cooperative decisions in order to make the right communication. In this paper, we analyze the main aspects related to collaborative decisions in WSNs. A mathematical analysis will be presented in order to take the correct decision. Finally, the simulations will show the efficiency of the method used to make cooperative decisions in WSNs.


cooperative decisions cooperative WSN group-based WSN 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Garcia
    • 1
  • Jaime Lloret
    • 1
  • Sandra Sendra
    • 1
  • Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues
    • 2
  1. 1.Integrated Management Coastal Research InstituteUniversitat Politècnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesUniversity of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal

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