Embedded everywhere, hundreds of tiny sensors detect activities in the real world, generating data that is used to feed different systems, keeping the users informed about the current system state and supporting him in the decision of how to actuate next. Sensor networking technology is being applied in many environments and with multiple purposes: transportation and logistics, for structural health monitoring, habitat monitoring, precision agriculture, tourism, smart ambients, sports and entertainment, between others.
These sensor networks, composed of low-cost, low-power miniaturized sensor nodes communicate untethered across short distances to carry out their collective task. For these sensor networks to work, sophisticated architectures and efficient communication protocols must be developed to allow large amount of nodes collect, process and disseminate data.
In this seminar the current state and future deployment of WSNs and familiar technologies and applications will be explored.