CCIC-WSN: An Architecture for Single-Channel Cluster-Based Information-Centric Wireless Sensor Networks

Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Rehmat Ullah, Byung Seo Kim, Boubakr Nour, Spyridon Mastorakis

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The promising vision of information-centric networking (ICN) and of its realization, named data networking (NDN), has attracted extensive attention in recent years in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless sensor networks (WSNs). However, a comprehensive NDN/ICN-based architectural design for WSNs, including specially tailored naming schemes and forwarding mechanisms, has yet to be explored. In this article, we present single-channel cluster-based information-centric WSN (CCIC-WSN), an NDN/ICN-based framework to fulfill the requirements of cluster-based WSNs, such as communication between child nodes and cluster heads (CHs), association of new child nodes with CHs, discovery of the namespace of newly associated nodes, and child node mobility. Through an extensive simulation study, we demonstrate that CCIC-WSN achieves 71%-90% lower energy consumption and 74%-96% lower data retrieval delays than recently proposed frameworks for NDN/ICN-based WSNs under various evaluation settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9273031
Pages (from-to)7661-7675
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2021


  • Battlefield surveillance system
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • clustering
  • named data networking (NDN)
  • wireless sensor networks (WSNs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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