Skip to main content

Abstract Reporting and Reformation Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Conference paper
Wireless Communications and Applications (ICWCA 2011)


Energy resource constraints inherent in wireless sensor network deployments limit the amount of data that can be transported to a destination sink. An alternative strategy that could be invoked to address this issue is to only report the data sample when there is significant change in the sensed data from sensor nodes, and reconstruct the unreported data at the base station without compromising the needs of the application. It is shown that judicious reporting of data significantly reduces the number of packets that are transmitted. In this paper, a mechanism that adopts these principles, referred to as Abstract Reporting and Reformation (ARR), is proposed and demonstrated.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or eBook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others


  1. Akyildiz, I.F., et al.: A Survey on Sensor Networks. IEEE Communications Magazine 40(8), 102–114 (2002)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Madden, S., et al.: TAG: A Tiny Aggregation Service for Ad-hoc Sensor Networks. ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review 36, 131–146 (2002)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. Cayirci, E.: Data Aggregation and Dilution by Modulus Addressing in Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE Communications Letters 7(8), 355–357 (2003)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Crossbow Technology,

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2012 ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering

About this paper

Cite this paper

Goh, H.G., Liew, S.Y., Kwong, K.H., Michie, C., Andonovic, I. (2012). Abstract Reporting and Reformation Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Sénac, P., Ott, M., Seneviratne, A. (eds) Wireless Communications and Applications. ICWCA 2011. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 72. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Download citation

  • DOI:

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-642-29156-2

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-642-29157-9

  • eBook Packages: Computer ScienceComputer Science (R0)

Publish with us

Policies and ethics