An Efficient Filtering Method for Processing Continuous Skyline Queries on Sensor Data

Su Min JANG  Choon Seo PARK  Dong Min SEO  Jae Soo YOO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.8   pp.2180-2183
Publication Date: 2010/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.2180
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
wireless sensor networks,  continuous skyline queries,  sensor clustering,  sensor life time,  energy efficiency,  

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In this paper, we propose a novel filtering method for processing continuous skyline queries in wireless sensor network environments. The existing filtering methods on such environments use filters that are based on router paths. However, these methods do not have a major effect on reducing data for sensor nodes to transmit to the base station, because the filters are applied to not the whole area but a partial area. Therefore, we propose a novel and efficient method to dramatically reduce the data transmissions of sensors through applying an effective filter with low costs to all sensor nodes. The proposed effective filter is generated by using characteristics such as the data locality and the clustering of sensors. An extensive performance study verifies the merits of our new method.