A piggybacking approach to reduce overhead in sensor network gossiping

Ercan Ucan, Nathanael Thompson, Indranil Gupta

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Abstract

Many wireless sensor network protocols are employing gossip-based message dissemination, where nodes probabilistically forward messages, to reduce message overhead. We are concerned with emerging systems in stationary sensor networks that are multiple-source with each message targeted at every recipient, such as query and code propagation. Default gossip-based approaches tend to treat each stream of messages from different senders independently of the others, overloading each node with message overhead summed from all streams. We apply intelligent scheduling strategies for gossip forwarding, effectively piggybacking streams atop one another, to address this significant message overhead. Our problem formulation introduces a new concept called the "semblance graph" used to schedule gossiping based on streams' gossip periods. Two new heuristic algorithms are proposed to solve the semblance graph problem. The performance of these two heuristics is on average within 3.5% of the optimal solution. Simulations show that the piggybacking strategy reduces the message, bandwidth, and energy-overhead while still maintaining the original scalability, reliability and latency of the canonical gossip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMidSens'07
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Middleware for Sensor Networks
Pages19-24
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventMidSens'07: 2nd International Workshop on Middleware for Sensor Networks - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2007Nov 30 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Middleware for Sensor Networks

Other

OtherMidSens'07: 2nd International Workshop on Middleware for Sensor Networks
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period11/30/0711/30/07

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Keywords

  • Gossiping
  • Piggybacking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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Ucan, E., Thompson, N., & Gupta, I. (2007). A piggybacking approach to reduce overhead in sensor network gossiping. In MidSens'07: Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Middleware for Sensor Networks (pp. 19-24). (Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Middleware for Sensor Networks). https://doi.org/10.1145/1376860.1376864