By Daniel Marco, Enrique J. Duarte-Melo, Mingyan Liu, David L. Neuhoff (auth.), Feng Zhao, Leonidas Guibas (eds.)
This quantity comprises the lawsuits of the second overseas Workshop on info Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2003). The workshop used to be held on the Palo Alto study middle (PARC), Palo Alto, California, on April 22–23, 2003. Informationprocessinginsensornetworksisaninterdisciplinaryresearcharea with deep connections to sign processing, networking and protocols, databases and knowledge administration, in addition to allotted algorithms. due to - vances in MEMS microsensors, instant networking, and embedded processing, advert hoc networks of sensors have gotten more and more on hand for advertisement andmilitaryapplicationssuchasenvironmentalmonitoring(e.g.,tra?c,habitat, security), business sensing and diagnostics (e.g., factories, appliances), inf- constitution upkeep (e.g., energy grids, water distribution, waste disposal), and battle?eld knowledge (e.g., multitarget tracking). From the engineering and computing viewpoint, sensor networks became a wealthy resource of difficulties in communique protocols, sensor tasking and keep an eye on, sensor fusion, dispensed databases and algorithms, probabilistic reasoning, system/software structure, layout methodologies, and overview metrics. This workshop took a systemic method of handle crosslayer matters, from the actual sensor layer to the sensor sign processing and networking degrees after which the entire technique to the purposes. Following the winning 1st Workshop on Collaborative sign and Inf- mation Processing in Sensor Networks at PARC in 2001, this new workshop introduced jointly researchers from academia, undefined, and govt to p- despatched and talk about fresh paintings touching on numerous points of sensor networks reminiscent of details association, querying, routing, and self-organization, with an emphasis at the high-level details processing initiatives that those networks are designed to perform.