A novel analytical model for provisioning QoS in body area sensor networks

Mohsin Iftikhar, Iftikhar Ahmad

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Abstract

Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) has been an active area of research over the past few years due to its tremendous benefits particularly related to healthcare systems. The available research to evolve the QoS in WBAN is immature due to lack of sufficient methodology for modeling the behaviour of different kinds of traffic being generated from different kinds of events. It has been clearly demonstrated that traffic found in multimedia sensor nodes being used in WBAN is having bursty nature and cannot be modeled by using Poisson traffic distributions. However, most of the current available literature of traffic modeling related to Multimedia Wireless Sensor Networks (MWSNs) is based on Poisson distributions. To eliminate these kinds of performance evaluation limitations in MWSNs especially in time critical applications, this study proposes a novel analytical framework that relies on a traffic model resembling to an ON/OFF process. Proposed model exhibit self-similar behaviour and is capable to handle long range dependent traffic patterns. For providing enhanced QoS, proposed model deals with various traffic classes that has been judged in the current study through G/M/1 queuing system with a distinct scheduling strategy called as Low Latency Queuing (LLQ) to extract QoS performance metrics such as delay, queue length, throughput and packet loss rate (PLR). We also simulate the behaviour of traffic to further validate the proposed analytical framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the The 5th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2014), the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT-2014)
PublisherProcedia Computer Science
Pages900-907
Number of pages8
Volume32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe 5th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies - Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium
Duration: 02 Jun 201405 Jun 2014
http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-14/

Conference

ConferenceThe 5th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityHasselt
Period02/06/1405/06/14
Internet address

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