2013 Volume E96.B Issue 7 Pages 1857-1864
Recently, environmental monitoring applications or home automation systems often deal with wireless sensor data. These applications deal with multi-dimensional sensing data and most processing operations involves skyline queries. In this paper, we focus on skyline queries in WSNs. However, as the number of data dimensions increases, the results of skyline queries become unmanageably large which reduces the lifetime of the sensor network. To solve these problems, we propose a novel k-dominant skyline query processing method using filtering mechanisms. The filter is designed by considering the data property and the data transmission cost. Extensive experiments show that our proposed method results in significant performance improvements over the existing method.