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Reliability of grid networks
Wireless Sensor Networks
Resource Sharing
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University of Alberta
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Shazly, Mohamed H
Supervisor and department
Ehab Elmallah (Computing Science)
Janelle Harms (Computing Science)
Examining committee member and department
Mike MacGregor (Computing Science)
Mohamed Younis (Computer Science and Electrical Engineering @University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Chintha Tellambura (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Department of Computing Science

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Doctor of Philosophy
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In recent years, there has been a growing interest in adopting Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) based solutions in a variety of domains including: environmental monitoring, industrial automation, battlefield surveillance, and health monitoring. The main thrust of the thesis is on developing new methodologies that allow for \textbf{(a)} increasing the resource sharing of a given WSN infrastructure, and \textbf{(b)} quantifying and assessing the reliability of a WSN taking random node failures into account. The thesis pursues the first direction by investing two network partitioning problems that aim at computing node disjoint subnetworks where each subnetwork satisfies some key quality of service measures. In the second direction, the thesis analyzes three WSN reliability problems. For these problems, we obtain complexity results, and algorithms for handling the problems. We conclude with some possible future research problems.
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Citation for previous publication
M. Shazly, E. Elmallah, and J. Harms, “Balanced slices in wireless sensor networks,” in IEEE WCNC 2011 - Network (IEEE WCNC 2011 - Network), Cancun, Mexico, Mar. 2011.M. Shazly, E. Elmallah, and J. Harms, “Balancing area coverage in partitioned wireless sensor networks,” in 2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Apr. 2012, pp. 2323–2328.M. Shazly, E. Elmallah, and H. AboElfotoh, “A three-state node reliability model for sensor networks,” in Proceedings of the IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, Miami, Florida, 2010.M. Shazly, E. Elmallah, J. Harms, and H. M. F. AboElFotoh, “On area coverage reliability of wireless sensor networks,” in 2011 IEEE 36th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Oct. 2011, pp. 580–588.M. Shazly, E. Elmallah, and J. Harms, “On breach path detection reliability of wireless sensor grids,” in Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) - IEEE, July 2012, pp. 1–7.M. Shazly, E. Elmallah, and J. Harms, “An approach for bounding breach path detection reliability in wireless sensor networks,” in Proceedings of the 37th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) - IEEE, Oct. 2012, pp. 585–592.

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