• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
    Monthly Online Journal (eISSN: 1976-7277)

QoS Provisioning in Wireless Body Area Networks: A Review on MAC Aspects

Vol. 6, No. 5, May 24, 2012
10.3837/tiis.2012.05.001, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) deal with variety of healthcare services with diverse Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. However, QoS handling is a challenging problem in such networks. In general, QoS related problems can be addressed from different layers in the networking protocol suite. Design of an efficient QoS aware Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol can address this problem in MAC layer. This paper analyzes the QoS requirements of WBAN, identifies the requisites of QoS handling system, and outlines the trends that are being followed for its advancement with focus on QoS issues at MAC layer. We review some prior works, compare them, and analyze the current research concerned with problem of providing QoS in WBAN. We also explore some open issues and discuss them.


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[IEEE Style]
A. Thapa and S. Shin, "QoS Provisioning in Wireless Body Area Networks: A Review on MAC Aspects," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 1267-1285, 2012. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2012.05.001.

[ACM Style]
Anup Thapa and Seokjoo Shin. 2012. QoS Provisioning in Wireless Body Area Networks: A Review on MAC Aspects. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 6, 5, (2012), 1267-1285. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2012.05.001.