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International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 171738, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/171738
Research Article

Logic Macroprogramming for Wireless Sensor Networks

Department of Computer Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Received 3 October 2011; Accepted 17 December 2011

Academic Editor: Tai Hoon Kim

Copyright © 2012 Supasate Choochaisri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

It is notoriously difficult and tedious to program wireless sensor networks (WSNs). To simplify WSN programming, we propose Sense2P, a logic macroprogramming system for abstracting, programming, and using WSNs as globally deductive databases. Unlike macroprograms in previous works, our logic macroprograms can be described declaratively and imperatively. In Sense2P, logic macroprogrammers can easily express a recursive program or query that is unsupported in existing database abstractions for WSNs. We have evaluated Sense2P analytically and experimentally. Our evaluation result indicates that Sense2P successfully realizes the logic macroprogramming concept while consuming minimal energy as well as maintaining completeness and soundness of the answers.