Evaluating mobility support in ZigBee networks

Tony Sun*, Nia Chiang Liang, Ling Jyh Chen, Ping Chieh Chen, Mario Gerla

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The deployment of ZigBee networks is expected to facilitate numerous applications, such as home healthcare, medical monitoring, consumer electronics, and environmental sensors. For many envisioned applications, device mobility is unavoidable and must be accommodated. Therefore, providing ubiquitous connection to/from a mobile ZigBee device is crucial for future ZigBee applications. In particular, knowledge of how nodal mobility affects ZigBee routing protocol is of significance. In this paper, our contributions are twofold. First, we dissect ZigBee routing and its support for device mobility, and we analyzed the current provisions in dealing with different mobility cases. Second, we performed a rich set of preliminary tests, illustrating the inefficacy of current standard. Our results indicate that ZigBee device type plays a significant role in determining the routing performance in most mobile scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmbedded and Ubiquitous Computing - International Conference, EUC 2007, Proceedings
EditorsTei-Wei Kuo, Tei-Wei Kuo, Tei-Wei Kuo, Edwin Sha, Edwin Sha, Edwin Sha, Minyi Guo, Minyi Guo, Minyi Guo, Laurence T. Yang, Laurence T. Yang, Laurence T. Yang, Zili Shao, Zili Shao, Zili Shao
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783540770916
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIB International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2007 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2007 Dec 172007 Dec 20

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4808 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherIFIB International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2007


  • IEEE 802.15.4
  • Mobility
  • Routing
  • Simulation
  • ZigBee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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