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Data on Software Research Described by Researchers at University of Sydney

February 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Mathematics -- Current study results on Software Research have been published. According to news originating from Sydney, Australia, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The technological advances in wireless sensor network (WSN) enable the development of complex applications including health monitoring, environmental sampling, and disaster area monitoring. WSN applications deploy battery-powered sensors at remote locations for long periods."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Sydney, "The development of energy-efficient and complex WSN applications therefore requires in-depth embedded systems programming skills that are normally not found in domain experts. So that this challenge can be overcome, programming environments for WSN need to offer a high degree of productivity, flexibility, and efficiency at the same time. In this work, we present Curracurrong, a development environment for WSNs that is based on expressing queries with stream programming. A query is represented as a stream graph consisting of stream operators and communication channels. Curracurrong provides an extensible stream operator library that adapts to a wide range of applications. It uses a novel placement algorithm that optimizes the energy consumption on sensor nodes. Through a case study, we demonstrate the productivity and flexibility of our system."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We conduct experiments that evaluate the energy efficiency of our optimized operator placement algorithm."

For more information on this research see: Curracurrong : a stream programming environment for wireless sensor networks. Software-Practice & Experience, 2014;44(2):175-199. Software-Practice & Experience can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA.

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from V. Kakkad, University of Sydney, Sch Informat Technol, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Additional authors for this research include S. Attar, A.E. Santosa, A. Fekete and B. Scholz.

Keywords for this news article include: Sydney, Algorithms, Software Research, Australia and New Zealand

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Source: Journal of Mathematics

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