Call for Paper - November 2023 Edition
IJCA solicits original research papers for the November 2023 Edition. Last date of manuscript submission is October 20, 2023. Read More

Design and Implementation Issues of Clustering in Wireless Sensor Networks

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 47 - Number 11
Year of Publication: 2012
K. Pradeepa
W. Regis Anne
S. Duraisamy

K Pradeepa, Regis W Anne and S Duraisamy. Article: Design and Implementation Issues of Clustering in Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 47(11):23-28, June 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {K. Pradeepa and W. Regis Anne and S. Duraisamy},
	title = {Article: Design and Implementation Issues of Clustering in Wireless Sensor Networks},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {47},
	number = {11},
	pages = {23-28},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


Sensors have become a very trendy research area during the last few years covering a wide range of applications such as habitat monitoring, military surveillance, information collecting etc. . . Sensors used for these purposes needs to be deployed very densely and in a random fashion. They should be able to operate without human intervention. Clustering is a technique employed to increase the various capabilities of a sensor network. In this paper we discuss about the design and implementation issues of clustering algorithms employed in sensor networks.


  • I. F Akylidiz, "Wireless Sensor Networks a survey", Computer Networks 38(2009)
  • C-Y Chong, S. P Kumar, "Sensor Networks: Evolution, Opportunities, and Challenges", Proceedings of the IEEE 91 (8) (2003)
  • D. Estrin, "Next century challenges: Scalable coordination in sensor Network", in: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networks (MobiCom '99)
  • Ameer Ahmed Abbasi, Mohammed Younis "A Survey on clustering algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks", Computer communications 30(2007), 2826 – 2841
  • Ataul Bari, Arunita Jaekel and subir Bandyopadhyay, "Optimal placement and routing strategies for resilient two –tiered sensor networks": University of Windsor, school of computer science Canada. Wireless Communications and Mobile computing. 28 may 2008
  • Yang Yu, Bhaskar Krishnamachari and Viktor K. Prasanna, Department of EE Systems, University of southern California "Issues in Designing Middleware for Wireless Networks"
  • Nitaigour Premchand Mahalik "Sensor networks and configuration: fundamentals, standards, platforms, and Applications" Publisher: Springer. Publication Date: c2007
  • J. Luo, J. -P. Hubaux, Joint mobility and routing for lifetime elongation in wireless sensor networks, IEEE INFOCOM, 2005.
  • Y. Bi, L. Sun, J. Ma, N. Li, I. A. Khan, C. Chen, HUMS: An autonomous moving strategy for mobile sinks in data-gathering sensor networks, Eurasip, Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking,2007.
  • M. Marta, M. Cardei, Improved sensor network lifetime with multiple mobile sinks, Pervasive and Mobile Computing (2009), doi:10. 1016/j. pmcj. 2009. 01. 001
  • Y. Bi, L. Sun, J. Ma, N. Li, I. A. Khan, C. Chen, HUMS: An autonomous moving strategy for mobile sinks in data-gathering sensor networks, in: Eurasip, 2007
  • A. Chakrabarti, A. Sabharwal, B. Aazhang, Using predictable observer mobility for power efficient design of sensor networks, in: Proc. of the 2nd IEEE IPSN, 2003.
  • Wei Wang , Vikram Srinivasan, and Kee-Chaing Chua , "Extending the Lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks Through mobile relays" , IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking , Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 1108-1120,October 2008 .
  • Wei Wang, Vikram Srinivasan, and Kee-Chaing Chua, "Using Mobile Relays to Prolog the Lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks", in Proc. ACM MobiCom Aug. 2005, pp 270-283.
  • Banerjee, T. ; Bin Xie; Jung Hyun Jun; Agrawal, D. P. ," LIMOC: Enhancing the Lifetime of a Sensor Network with Mobile Cluster heads", Vehicular Technology Conference, 2007. VTC-2007 Fall. 2007 IEEE 66th Volume, Issue, Sept. 30 2007-Oct. 3 2007 Page(s):133 – 137 Digital Object Identifier 0. 1109/VETECF. 2007. 43
  • I. F. Akyildiz, W. Su, Y. Sankarasubramaniam, and E. Cayirci, "Wireless sensor networks: A survey", IEEE Communications Magazine, vol 40, no 8, pp. 102-114, Aug 2002.
  • J. Li, P. Mohapatra, An analytical model for the energy hole problem in many-to-one sensor networks, in: Vehicular Technology Conference, 2005.
  • S. Olariu, I. Stojmenovic, Design guidelines for maximizing lifetime and avoiding energy holes in sensor networks with uniform distribution and uniform reporting, in: IEEE INFOCOM, 2006.