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Randomized Clustering Scheme for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Ahmed Salim

Ahmed Salim. Randomized Clustering Scheme for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 173(2):1-6, September 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Ahmed Salim},
	title = {Randomized Clustering Scheme for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {September 2017},
	volume = {173},
	number = {2},
	month = {Sep},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {1-6},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017915239},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are resource-constrained systems. Efficient use of resources especially, energy is most important for their lifetime extension. Clustering of sensor nodes is a well-known approach for achieving high scalability and efficient resource allocation in WSN. We propose a dynamic, distributive, and self-organizing algorithm that utilizes a simplified clustering approach to organizing the WSN into two-level of the hierarchical network. We consider three-level energy heterogeneity of sensor nodes and takes the advantage of the local information such as residual energy, a number of neighbors and distance to the base station as criteria for CH election and cluster formation. Simulation results show that compared with the existing three-level energy heterogeneity based clustering algorithms, our algorithm can achieve longer sensor network lifetime.


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Wireless sensor networks, Clustering, self-organizing, distributive, three-level energy heterogeneity