An estimation maximization based approach for finding reliable sensors in environmental sensing

Yihong Zhang, Claudia Szabo, Quan Z. Sheng

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Abstract

Emerging Internet of Things (IoT)-based environmental sensing projects provide large-scale sensing data from individual sensors with high reading frequencies. These readings are usually produced by commodity sensors with varied reliabilities, and inevitably contain noises and errors. Most existing data cleaning techniques focus on issues such as communication overhead reduction and energy preservation, and do not take advantage of the unaggregated data from individual sensors that IoT environmental sensing projects offer. In this paper, we propose an Expectation Maximization algorithm for finding reliable sensors in environmental sensing data that assumes the preservation of individual sensor readings and high reading frequencies. Our approach simultaneously finds the environmental feature model and the faulty state of the sensors. Our extensive experiments show that the proposed approach is significantly more effective than existing approaches. Particularly, in a case where reliable sensors and faulty sensors differ significantly in their readings, the maximum squared error for other approaches exceeds 200, but for our approach is only 1.23.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2015 IEEE 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems
Subtitle of host publicationICPADS 2015
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages190-197
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780769557854
ISBN (Print)9781467386692
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event21st IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ICPADS 2015 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 14 Dec 201517 Dec 2015

Other

Other21st IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ICPADS 2015
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period14/12/1517/12/15

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    Zhang, Y., Szabo, C., & Sheng, Q. Z. (2015). An estimation maximization based approach for finding reliable sensors in environmental sensing. In Proceedings 2015 IEEE 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems: ICPADS 2015 (pp. 190-197). [7384295] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPADS.2015.32