Wired/Wireless Internet Communications. 14th IFIP WG 6.2 International Conference, WWIC 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 25-27, 2016, Proceedings
On behalf of the WWIC committee members, we welcome you to the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Wired and Wireless Internet Communications (WWIC 2016), which was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, during May 25–27, 2016.
WWIC is a well-established conference in Internet communications, covering research topics such as the design and evaluation of network protocols, experiences from the design and implementation of wireless systems, network modeling, wireless network security and management, mobile network services, and emerging technologies such as software-defined radio and network function virtualization.
This year the conference received submissions from 20 countries in Europe, Asia, North America, and North Africa on a wide range of Internet communication aspects. After a rigorous review process, the Program Committee selected 27 papers out of 54 submissions, based on criteria such as relevance with the conference scope, originality, timeliness, technical correctness, and presentation quality. The conference program, which includes eight technical sessions, reflects this high quality level and topic diversity.
Inefficiency of wireless sensor networks (WSN) in terms of the network lifetime is one of the major reasons preventing their widespread use. To alleviate this problem different data collection approaches have been proposed. One of the promising techniques is to use unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). In spite of several papers advocating this approach, there have been no system designs and associated performance evaluation proposed to date. In this paper, we address this issue by proposing a new WSN design, where UAV serves as a sink while Bluetooth low energy (BLE) is used as a communication technology. We analyze the proposed design in terms of the network lifetime and area coverage comparing it with routed WSNs. Our results reveal that the lifetime of the proposed design is approximately two orders of magnitude longer than that of the routed WSNs. Using the tools of integral geometry we show that the density of nodes to cover a certain area is approximately two times more for routed WSNs compared to our design.