QoS-aware Small-Cell-Overlaid Heterogeneous Sensor Network Deployment for eHealth

Hao Ran Chi, M. Fatima Domingues, Ayman Radwan

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eHealth has brought hope to the healthcare system development, releasing the immense pressure, imposed by population proliferation and ageing problems. Densification of networks, especially using small cells (SCs), enables connecting a huge amount of sensors in the heterogeneous sensor networks (HetSNets) deployment, for eHealth applications; however, dense small cell allocation (D-SCA) poses new challenges, due to its very complicated optimization, which usually results into integer programming problem. In this paper, we introduce a generic SC-overlaid hierarchical HetSNet infrastructure for eHealth, based on which we propose an integer-programming D-SCA scheme. The proposed scheme is tested multiple network configurations, with different scales, while supporting high data-rates and energy efficiency demands of eHealth applications in HetSNet.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2020 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728168012
StatePublished - 25 Oct 2020
Event2020 IEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2020 - Virtual, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Oct 202028 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors
ISSN (Print)1930-0395
ISSN (Electronic)2168-9229


Conference2020 IEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2020
CityVirtual, Rotterdam


  • eHealth
  • IoT
  • Sensor Networks
  • Small cells


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