QoS Strategies for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks in the Context of IoT

  • Muwonge S. Bernard
  • Tingrui PeiEmail author
  • Zhetao Li
  • Keqin Li
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 275)


Wireless multimedia sensor network (WMSN) can collect not only scalar sensor data, but also multi-dimensional sensor data. It is regarded as the foundation of IoT (Internet of Things). A lot of Quality of Service (QoS) indicators (e.g. energy-efficiency, real-time, reliability and so on) are used to evaluate data collection. This paper presents different QoS strategies for WMSNs in the Context of IoT from the network layer, transport layer and cross-layer. As for QoS Strategies at the network layer, many routing protocols are introduced, and their characteristics are compared. This paper also discusses congestion control protocols, error recovery protocols and priority-based protocols at transport layer. Cross-layer QoS strategies play an important role for system optimization. Three cross-layer strategies are discussed. For each layer’s strategies, the challenges and opportunities are compared. Finally, the potential future directions of QoS strategies are discussed for research and application.


Wireless multimedia sensor networks Internet of Things Internet of Multimedia Things Media access control Quality of service Cross-layer Time division multiple access Code division multiple access 



This work was funded by The National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61672447, No. 61711540306).

The authors hereby declare no conflict of interest as regards the publication of this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muwonge S. Bernard
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tingrui Pei
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Zhetao Li
    • 1
  • Keqin Li
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Information EngineeringXiangtan UniversityXiangtanChina
  2. 2.Department of Networks, College of Computing and Information SciencesMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceState University of New YorkNew PaltzUSA
  4. 4.Key Laboratory of Hunan Province for Internet of Things and Information SecurityXiangtanChina

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