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Publication Details for Inproceedings "Reconstruction of the Correct Temporal Order of Sensor Network Data"

 

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Authors: Matthias Keller, Lothar Thiele, Jan Beutel
Group: Computer Engineering
Type: Inproceedings
Title: Reconstruction of the Correct Temporal Order of Sensor Network Data
Year: 2011
Month: April
Pub-Key: KTB2011
Book Titel: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2011)
Pages: 282-293
Keywords: SN
Publisher: ACM/IEEE
Abstract: Collecting highly accurate scientific measurements asks for highest data quality and yield. But, satisfying these requirements is non-trivial, when considering phenomena common to wireless sensing systems such as clock drift, packet duplicates, packet loss and device reboots. Previous experience shows that these problems have not been resolved sufficiently by system design. In this paper, we introduce an offline approach to improve data quality by (a) providing a formal system model, (b) verifying conformance of packets received to this model, (c) providing the corrected packet sequence, and (d) providing additional information on packet generation inferred from temporally adjacent packets. We apply this method to a substantial amount of data from a real-world deployment and show the usefulness of this new intermediate packet processing step. In our validation of the proposed algorithm, we find that our approach successfully reconstructs the correct order of packet data streams. On application of the proposed data cleaning only a single violation is found when cross-validating a sequence of more than 4.6 million packets with ground truth derived from duplicate sensor data recovered from external storage post-deployment. The proposed method is thus suitable for both enhancing data accuracy on the occurrence of faults as well as the validation of data integrity.
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Resources: [BibTeX] [Paper as PDF]

 

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