TitleA Survey on Sensor Networks from a Multi-Agent perspective
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsVinyals M, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA, Cerquides J
Conference Name2th International Workshop on Agent Technology for Sensor Networks (ATSN-08)

Sensor networks arise as one of the most promising technologies for the next decades. The recent emergence of small and inexpensive sensors based upon microelectromechanical system (MEMS) ease the development and proliferation of this kind of networks in a wide range of real-world applications. Multi-Agent systems (MAS) have been identified as one of the most promising technologies to contribute to this domain due to their suitability for modeling autonomous self-aware sensors in a flexible way. Firstly, this survey summarizes the actual challenges and research areas concerning sensor networks while identifying the most relevant MAS contributions. Secondly, we propose a taxonomy for sensor networks that classifies them depending on their features (and the research problems they pose). Finally, we identify some open, promising, future research directions for MAS research.