QoI-Aware Energy Management in Internet-of-Things Sensory Environments

Considering physical objects with certain sensing capabilities in an Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensory environment, in this paper, we propose an efficient energy management framework to control the duty cycles of these objects under quality-of-information (QoI) experience in a multi-task-oriented IoT sensory environment. Contrary to past research efforts, our proposal is transparent and compatible both with the underlying low-layer protocols and diverse applications, and preserving energy-efficiency in the long run without sacrificing the QoI levels attained. Specifically, we first introduce the novel concept of QoI-aware “object-to-task relevancy” to explicitly consider the sensing capabilities offered by an object to the IoT sensory environments, and QoI requirements required by a task. Second, we propose a novel concept of the “critical covering set” of any given task in selecting the objects to service a task over time. Third, energy management decision is made dynamically at runtime, to reach the optimum for long-term application arrivals and departures under the constraint of their service delay. Finally, an extensive case study based on utilizing the sensing objects to perform water quality monitoring is given to demonstrate the ideas and algorithms proposed in this paper, and a complete simulation is made to support all performance analysis.

By: Zhanwei Sun; Chi Harold Liu; Chatschik Bisdikian; Joel Branch; Bo Yang

Published in: Proceedings of 2012 9th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), Piscataway, NJ, IEEE, , p.19-27 in 2012


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