A mobility-supporting MAC scheme for bursty traffic in IoT and WSNs

Georgios Papadopoulos, Vasileios Kotsiou, Antoine Gallais, George Oikonomou, Periklis Chatzimisios, Theo Tryfonas, Thomas Noël

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Recent boom of mobile applications has become an essential class of mobile Internet of Things (IoT), whereby large amounts of sensed data are collected and shared by mobile sensing devices for observing phenomena such as traffic or the environmental. However, most of the existing Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols mainly focus on static networks. Thus, mobile sensor nodes may pose many communication challenges during the design and development of a MAC protocol. These difficulties first require an efficient connection establishment between a mobile and static node, and then an effective data packet transmissions. In this study, we propose MobIQ, a MAC scheme that allows an advanced mobility-handling scheme for low-power MAC protocols, which allows for efficient neighbour(hood) discovery and low-delay communication. Our thorough performance evaluation, conducted on top of Contiki OS, shows that MobIQ outperforms state-of-the-art solutions such as MoX-MAC, MOBINET and ME-ContikiMAC, in terms of reducing both delay, contention to the medium and energy consumption.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2016)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 4-7 December 2016, Washington, DC, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013296
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2017


  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)
  • Medium Access Control (MAC)
  • Mobility
  • Neighbour Discovery
  • Bursty Traffic
  • Energy Efficiency
  • WSNs


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