JOURNAL OF NETWORKS (JNW)
ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 2    Issue : 5    Date : September 2007

Genetic Algorithm for Hierarchical Wireless Sensor Networks
Sajid Hussain, Abdul Wasey Matin, and Obidul Islam
Page(s): 87-97
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Abstract
Large scale wireless sensor networks (WSNs) can be used for various pervasive and ubiquitous
applications such as security, health-care, industry automation, agriculture, environment and habitat
monitoring. As hierarchical clusters can reduce the energy consumption requirements for WSNs,
we investigate intelligent techniques for cluster formation and management. A genetic algorithm
(GA) is used to create energy efficient clusters for data dissemination in wireless sensor networks.
The simulation results show that the proposed intelligent hierarchical clustering technique can
extend the network lifetime for different network deployment environments.

Index Terms
sensor networks, hierarchical, genetic algorithm, routing, energy efficient