Overlay virtualized wireless sensor networks for application in industrial internet of things

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dc.contributor.author Nkomo, Malvin
dc.contributor.author Hancke, Gerhard P.
dc.contributor.author Abu-Mahfouz, Adnan Mohammed
dc.contributor.author Sinha, Saurabh
dc.contributor.author Onumanyi, A.J. (Adeiza)
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-28T10:57:11Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-28T10:57:11Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-23
dc.description.abstract In recent times, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are broadly applied in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in order to enhance the productivity and efficiency of existing and prospective manufacturing industries. In particular, an area of interest that concerns the use of WSNs in IIoT is the concept of sensor network virtualization and overlay networks. Both network virtualization and overlay networks are considered contemporary because they provide the capacity to create services and applications at the edge of existing virtual networks without changing the underlying infrastructure. This capability makes both network virtualization and overlay network services highly beneficial, particularly for the dynamic needs of IIoT based applications such as in smart industry applications, smart city, and smart home applications. Consequently, the study of both WSN virtualization and overlay networks has become highly patronized in the literature, leading to the growth and maturity of the research area. In line with this growth, this paper provides a review of the development made thus far concerning virtualized sensor networks, with emphasis on the application of overlay networks in IIoT. Principally, the process of virtualization in WSN is discussed along with its importance in IIoT applications. Different challenges in WSN are also presented along with possible solutions given by the use of virtualized WSNs. Further details are also presented concerning the use of overlay networks as the next step to supporting virtualization in shared sensor networks. Our discussion closes with an exposition of the existing challenges in the use of virtualized WSN for IIoT applications. In general, because overlay networks will be contributory to the future development and advancement of smart industrial and smart city applications, this review may be considered by researchers as a reference point for those particularly interested in the study of this growing field. en_ZA
dc.description.department Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship This work was partially supported by a grant from City University of Hong Kong (Project No. 9678131). en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Nkomo, M., Hancke, G.P., Abu-Mahfouz, A.M. et al. 2018, 'Overlay virtualized wireless sensor networks for application in industrial internet of things', Sensors, vol. 18, art. 3215, pp. 1-33. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1424-8220 (onlne)
dc.identifier.other http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s18103215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/68518
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher MDPI Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en_ZA
dc.subject WSN virtualization en_ZA
dc.subject Industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) en_ZA
dc.subject Internet of things (IoT) en_ZA
dc.subject Wireless sensor network (WSN) en_ZA
dc.subject Automation en_ZA
dc.subject Intelligent buildings en_ZA
dc.subject Overlay networks en_ZA
dc.subject Virtual reality en_ZA
dc.subject Virtualization en_ZA
dc.subject Industrial internets en_ZA
dc.subject Manufacturing industries en_ZA
dc.subject Services and applications en_ZA
dc.subject Smart city applications en_ZA
dc.title Overlay virtualized wireless sensor networks for application in industrial internet of things en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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