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Chinese Journal of Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 579874, 7 pages
Review Article

Routing in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey

Laboratory of Modeling and Optimization Systems, Computer Science Department, University of Bejaia, 06000 Bejaia, Algeria

Received 31 October 2013; Accepted 22 December 2013; Published 12 February 2014

Academic Editors: F. Jiang, Z. Li, and S. Simani

Copyright © 2014 Amal Tiab and Louiza Bouallouche-Medjkoune. 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.


Recently, industrial wireless sensor networks have attracted more attention, due to their large benefits in terms of faster installation, cost savings, and flexibility. Nevertheless, the acceptance of wireless sensor networks by the industrial community is not without its difficulties. In fact, several research efforts have been made in this field and a number of state-of-the-art reviews exist, presenting the current standards, the challenges, and the design principles. However, a comprehensive review on routing protocols appears to be missing. In this paper, we give a survey on routing protocols for industrial monitoring applications of the wireless sensor networks technology, and we present their limitations and weaknesses according to the industrial requirements.