ENUM based service discovery architecture for 6LoWPAN

Fatima Muhammad Anwar, Muhammad Taqi Raza, Seung Wha Yoo, Ki Hyung Kim

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations


Service discovery in Ubiquitous Sensor Networks has been targeted mostly for services available within certain proximity, but the service availability only in close vicinity is no longer feasible in the pervasive and ubiquitous era. In order to address the ubiquity in service discovery, we have proposed a framework that makes use of the Electronic Number Mapping (ENUM) protocol. Our network architecture consists of sensor nodes associated with few relatively powerful nodes called master nodes. Only master nodes within IPv6 enabled Low power Personal Area Networks (6LoWPANs) are assigned unique E.164 numbers so that the services offered by the network could be accessed globally. Services destined for sensor nodes first reach the master node to which they are associated to, using the E.164 number of the master node. The gateway of the network performs the task of converting attribute-value pair based human readable queries to E.164 numbers. Also the gateway facilitates its network by running ENUM protocol for service sharing like multimedia, mail, web and many other services. Moreover, a significant improvement in service discovery cost in terms of latency and traffic overhead is observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2010 - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2010, WCNC 2010 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Apr 18 2010Apr 21 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511


ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2010, WCNC 2010
CitySydney, NSW


  • 6LoWPAN
  • E.164 numbers
  • ENUM
  • Service discovery
  • Ubiquitous sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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