TitleA Survey on sensor Networks from a Multiagent Perspective
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsVinyals M, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA, Cerquides J
JournalThe Computer Journal
Keywordsagents, sensor networks

Sensor networks have arisen as one of the most promising technologies for the next decades. The recent emergence of small and inexpensive sensors based upon microelectromechanical systems ease the development and proliferation of this kind of networks in a wide range of actual-world applications. Multiagent systems have been identified as one of the most suitable technologies to contribute to the deployment of sensor networks that exhibit flexibility, robustness, and autonomy. The purpose of this survey is twofold. On the one hand, we review the most relevant contributions of agent technologies to this emerging application domain. On the other hand, we identify the challenges that researchers must address to establish multiagent systems as the key enabling technology for sensor networks