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Hybrid Sensor Selection Technique for Lifetime Extension of Wireless Sensor Networks

Khaled M. Fouad1 , Basma M. Hassan2,*, Omar M. Salim3

1 Information Systems Department, Faculty of Computers and Artificial Intelligence, Benha University, Benha, 13518, Egypt
2 Faculty of Artificial Intelligence, Kafrelsheikh University, Kafrelsheikh, 33516, Egypt
3 Electrical Engineering Department, Benha Faculty of Engineering, Benha University, Benha, 13518, Egypt

* Corresponding Author:Basma M. Hassan. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Role of Computer in Modelling & Solving Real-World Problems)

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 70(3), 4965-4985.


Energy conservation is a crucial issue to extend the lifetime of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) where the battery capacity and energy sources are very restricted. Intelligent energy-saving techniques can help designers overcome this issue by reducing the number of selected sensors that report environmental measurements by eliminating all replicated and unrelated features. This paper suggests a Hybrid Sensor Selection (HSS) technique that combines filter-wrapper method to acquire a rich-informational subset of sensors in a reasonable time. HSS aims to increase the lifetime of WSNs by using the optimal number of sensors. At the same time, HSS maintains the desired level of accuracy and manages sensor failures with the most suitable number of sensors without compromising the accuracy. The evaluation of the HSS technique has adopted four experiments by using four different datasets. These experiments show that HSS can extend the WSNs lifetime and increase the accuracy using a sufficient number of sensors without affecting the WSN functionality. Furthermore, to ensure HSS credibility and reliability, the proposed HSS technique has been compared to other corresponding methodologies and shows its superiority in energy conservation at premium accuracy measures.


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K. M. Fouad, ,. Basma M. Hassan and O. M. Salim, "Hybrid sensor selection technique for lifetime extension of wireless sensor networks," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 70, no.3, pp. 4965–4985, 2022.

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