In-Network Convolution in Grid Shaped Sensor Networks

Authors

  • Niki Hrovatin 1University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, Koper, Slovenia 2InnoRenew CoE, Izola, Slovenia
  • Aleksandar Tošić 1University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, Koper, Slovenia 2InnoRenew CoE, Izola, Slovenia
  • Jernej Vičič 1University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, Koper, Slovenia, 3Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, The Fran Ramovš Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13052/jwe1540-9589.2114

Keywords:

Sensor networks, edge computing, fall detection, convolutional neural networks, network simulator ns-3

Abstract

Gathering information is the primary purpose of a Sensor Network. The task is performed by spatially distributed nodes equipped with sensing, processing, and communication capabilities. However, data gathered from a sensor network must be processed, and often the collective computation capability of nodes forming the sensor network is neglected in favor of data processing on cloud systems. Nowadays, Edge Computing has emerged as a new paradigm aiming to migrate data processing close to data sources. In this contribution, we focus on the development of a sensor network designed to detect a person’s fall. We named this sensor network the smart floor. Fall detection is tackled with a Convolutional Neural Network, and we propose an approach for in-network processing of convolution layers on grid-shaped sensor networks. The proposed approach could lead to the development of a sensor network that detects falls by performing CNN inference processing on the edge. We complement our work with a simulation using the simulator ns-3. The simulation is designed to emulate the communication overhead of the proposed approach applied to a wired sensor network that resembles the smart floor. Simulation results provide evidence on the feasibility of the proposed concept applied to wired grid shaped sensor networks.

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Author Biographies

Niki Hrovatin, 1University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, Koper, Slovenia 2InnoRenew CoE, Izola, Slovenia

Niki Hrovatin was bor in Trieste, Italy, in 1994. He received the M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenija, in 2020. He is currently a Teaching Assistant and Ph.D. student at University of Primorska, and a Research Assistant at InnoRenewCoE, Izola, Slovenija. His current research interests include sensor networks, distributed systems, and blockchain.

Aleksandar Tošić, 1University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, Koper, Slovenia 2InnoRenew CoE, Izola, Slovenia

Aleksandar Tošić. PhD candidate, teaching, and research assistant at University of Primorska, and Innorenew CoE. His fields of research are distributed, and decentralized systems, Peer to Peer networks, and distributed ledger technologies.

Jernej Vičič, 1University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, Koper, Slovenia, 3Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, The Fran Ramovš Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Jernej Vičič. Associate professor and research associate at the University of Primorska and Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. His research interests are quite broad ranging from language technologies to distributed systems.

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2021-11-28

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