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A testbed for teaching and experimenting with WSNs

In this paper, we describe the construction of a platform for research and education on distributed applications spanning hybrid networks, that is, networks combining conventional computers with embeddable and monitoring devices such as wireless sensor nodes. We describe three directions of our work: (1) The construction of a tesbed that can support hybrid experiments, that is, experiments with parts running on the conventional Internet and parts running on wireless sensor nodes, (2) The provision of a programming environment for motes with restricted resources, composed of a scripting language and of a virtual machine, that combines safety and flexibility, and (3) The provision of learning materials.

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  • Adriano Branco
  • Bruno Silvestre
  • Noemi Rodriguez
  • Silvana Rossetto

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