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Reliability Analysis of Software Defined Wireless Sensor Networks

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Software defined wireless sensor networks (SDWSN), which separate the control and data forwarding functions, have been proposed to solve the management dilemma of conventional wireless sensor networks (WSN). This technique can achieve a dynamic and centralized network management. However, the study on its reliability is still deficient. In this paper, SDWSN is formally modeled using Continuous-Time Markov Chains (CTMCs), and its reliability is verified using probabilistic model checking techniques. The verification results are expected to give suggestions to the future SDWSN designs.


  • Model checking
  • Software defined network
  • Wireless sensor network

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This work has been supported in part by the XJTLU RDF140243, by the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province under Grant BK20150376, and by the Suzhou Science and Technology Development Plan under Grant SYG201516.

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Gong, N., Huang, X. (2016). Reliability Analysis of Software Defined Wireless Sensor Networks. In: Ohn, S., Chi, S. (eds) Model Design and Simulation Analysis. AsiaSim 2015. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 603. Springer, Singapore.

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