Mobile sensors in wireless sensor network cyber-physical systems

Faisal Karim Shaikh, Sherali Zeadally

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To overcome the problem of coverage and efficient data management, mobility in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) has been attracting a lot of attention in recent years. WSN are also an integral part of cyber-physical systems (CPSs) because of their strong sensing ability. CPSs are considered to be an emerging technology, and there are many challenges that need to be addressed to enable the flexible integration of the cyber and physical domains. We present a survey of mobile WSN-CPS approaches that have been proposed to date, along with a mobile WSNCPS application classification. The mobile WSN-CPS applications are then compared to highlight the similarities in and differences between the state-of-the-art technologies used in mobile WSN-CPS. We have also identified the areas of mobile WSN-CPS that require further research in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCyber-Physical System Design with Sensor Networking Technologies
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781849198257
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2016.


  • Cyber domain
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Data management
  • Mobile WSN-CPS
  • Mobile sensors
  • Mobility management (mobile radio)
  • Physical domains
  • Wireless sensor network
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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