ActorNet: An actor platform for wireless sensor networks

Youngmin Kwon, Sameer Sundresh, Kirill Mechitov, Gul A Agha

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Abstract

We present actorNet, a mobile agent platform for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). WSNs are well-suited to multi-agent systems: agent autonomy reduces the need for communication, saving precious energy. Mobile agents are also an intuitive technique for remotely reprogramming sensors deployed in the field. However, implementing agent programs directly on a WSN is complicated by the many limitations of sensor nodes, including limited memory, slow processors, low bandwidth and finite energy. ActorNet eases development by providing an abstract environment for lightweight concurrent object-oriented mobile code on WSNs. As such, it enables a wide range of new dynamic applications, including fully customizable queries and aggregation functions, in-network interactive debugging and high-level concurrent programming on the inherently parallel sensor network platform. Moreover, actorNet cleanly integrates all of these features into a fine-tuned, multi-threaded embedded Scheme interpreter that supports compact, maintainable programs - a significant advantage over primitive stack-based virtual mar chines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Pages1297-1300
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventFifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS - Hakodate, Japan
Duration: May 8 2006May 12 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents
Volume2006

Other

OtherFifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS
CountryJapan
CityHakodate
Period5/8/065/12/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kwon, Y., Sundresh, S., Mechitov, K., & Agha, G. A. (2006). ActorNet: An actor platform for wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (pp. 1297-1300). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents; Vol. 2006). https://doi.org/10.1145/1160633.1160871