A framework for Wireless Sensor Networks performance monitoring



A new generation of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is expanding to performance critical environments. In these new scenarios, performance must be monitored and effectively measured, in order to guarantee that the network fulfills initial expectations. However, measuring performance in WSN has not the same requirements as measuring performance in traditional networks. While new specific WSN metrics have been proposed to cope with the new specific needs of these networks, a global performance framework for evaluating WSN does not yet exist. In this paper, WSN specific communication performance needs are analyzed and, to measure them, an initial approach to a global framework of WSN performance metrics is proposed. These metrics are intended to evaluate the real-time performance of a WSN, providing the necessary measurements to indicate if the QoS expectations are being met.


Wireless Sensor Networks, Performance evaluation, Quality of Service, Taxonomy


Wireless Sensor Networks


WoWMoM IoT-SoS 2012, June 2012

PDF File

Cited by

Year 2016 : 1 citations

 Hyun-Jik Lee, Kyung Hwan Kim and Yoon-Ho Kim, "Wireless Sensor Network-Based 3D Home Control System for Smart Home Environment", International Journal of Smart Home Vol. 10, No. 1, 2016

Year 2015 : 3 citations

 S. Nastic, C. Inzinger, H.Truong and S. Dustdar, "GovOps: The Missing Link for Governance in Software-Defined IoT Cloud Systems", Book Chapter, Service-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2014 Workshops, Springer International Publishing, 2015.

 Umamaheswari, S., and R. Mahalakshmi. "Dynamic Network Event Analysis for Distributed Attack Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks." Sensor Letters 13.1 (2015): 64-71.

 Kumar, A. Senthil, and K. S. Ramaswami. "WASN: WiMax Based ad hoc and Sensor Network Event Monitoring—A Unique Management Architecture." National Academy Science Letters: 1-5, 2015

Year 2014 : 2 citations

 Carlos Abreu, Francisco Miranda, Manuel Ricardo and Paulo Mateus Mendes, "QoS-based management of biomedical wireless sensor networks for patient monitoring", SpringerPlus (, 2014

 Del-Valle-Soto, Carolina, et al. "On the MAC/Network/Energy Performance Evaluation of Wireless Sensor Networks: Contrasting MPH, AODV, DSR and ZTR Routing Protocols." Sensors 14.12 (2014): 22811-22847.

Year 2013 : 4 citations

 Abreu, C.; Mendes, P. "End-to-End Quality of Service-Based Admission Control via Virtual Sensor Nodes". In the IFMBE International Conference on Health Informatics. Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 7-9 November 2013

 Pradnya M.Daflapurkar,, "Performance Evaluation of WSN Parameters Using Reinforcement Learning: A Survey", International Journal of Technology and Engineering Science [IJTES], Volume 1[9], pp: 1360-1365, December 2013

 Khan, Muhammad Farhan ; Felemban, Emad A. ; Qaisar, Saad ; Ali, Salman, "Performance Analysis on Packet Delivery Ratio and End-to-End Delay of Different Network Topologies in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)", Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), pp. 324 - 329, 2013

 Kumar, A, & Ramaswami, K, "Network Monitoring Infrastructure for Improving Performance of Wi-Max Based Ad hoc and Sensor Network", Advances In Natural & Applied Sciences, Jul-Sep2013, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p329-335.