Coverage density as a dominant property of large-scale sensor networks

Osher Yadgar, Sarit Kraus

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

1 Scopus citations


Large-scale sensor networks are becoming more present in our life then ever. Such an environment could be a cellular network, an array of fire detection sensors, an array of solar receptors, and so on. As technology advances, opportunities arise to form large-scale cooperative systems in order to solve larger problems in an efficient way. As more large-scale systems are developed, there is a growing need to (i) measure the hardness of a given large-scale sensor network problem, (ii) compare a given system to other large-scale sensor networks in order to extract a suitable solution, (iii) predict the performance of the solution, and (iv) derive the value of each system property from the desired performance of the solution, the problem constraints, and the user's preferences. The following research proposes a novel system term, the coverage density, to define the hardness of a large-scale sensor network. This term can be used to compare two instances of large-scale sensor networks in order to find the suitable solutions for a given problem. Given a coverage density of a system, one may predict the solution performance and use it jointly with the preference and the constraints to derive the value of the system's properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative Information Agents X - 10th International Workshop, CIA 2006. Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)354038569X, 9783540385691
StatePublished - 2006
Event10th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, CIA 2006 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 200613 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4149 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, CIA 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


Dive into the research topics of 'Coverage density as a dominant property of large-scale sensor networks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this