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XQuery based Query Processing Architecture in Wireless Sensor Networks

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 43 - Number 23
Year of Publication: 2012
Manish Kumar
Monalisa Panigrahi
Shekhar Verma

Manish Kumar, Monalisa Panigrahi and Shekhar Verma. Article: XQuery based Query Processing Architecture in Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 43(23):5-10, April 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Manish Kumar and Monalisa Panigrahi and Shekhar Verma},
	title = {Article: XQuery based Query Processing Architecture in Wireless Sensor Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {43},
	number = {23},
	pages = {5-10},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}


A wireless sensor network (WSN) deployed to sense an environment should be able to send information as per the requirements of the sink. For this, the sink needs a query language to formulate its needs and fire queries to the network. The queried nodes must be able to process the multiple queries in their limited memory and computational capacity in a time bound manner. In this paper, an XQuery based query processing architecture that satisfies the unique needs of WSN has been proposed and evaluated. Traditional SQL does not satisfy the time limitations, source specificity and node constraints required by a WSN. X-query architecture allows spatial aware queries that can be processed by resource constrained nodes. TOSSIM based simulation of X-query processing is energy efficient and the nodes are able to process multiple queries within a small time period.


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