Hartmann, Melanie; Mühlhäuser, Max (Telecooperation Department, Darmstadt University of Technology, Hochschulstraße 10, D-64289 Darmstadt, Germany)
Ziekow, Holger (Institute of Information Systems, Homboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Spandauer Straße 1, D-10178 Berlin, Germany)
Sensor networks are a prominent representative of ubiquitous computing technologies. The limited resources of sensor nodes and the low reliability of wireless communication pose special challenges for message routing in sensor networks. This paper discusses how context awareness can enhance routing in sensor networks. Further, we analyze the network properties which influence the benefit of context awareness in the routing process. The presented simulation results allow assessing which networks are best suited for such an approach.