Title: Large-Scale Embedded Networks

Scalable Coordination in Large-Scale Wireless Networks.

Additional references:

Embedding the Internet

Smart Dust

Amorphous Computing

Questions: (Pick one and answer it as a one-page essay)

a) What is one technological limitation that makes sensor networks
different from other networks? What are the system design challenges
that arise as a result of this?

b) What kinds of applications do you foresee for sensor networks,
smart dust, and amorphous computing respectively? (Give examples beyond
those listed in your reading)

c) Give a reasoned opinion about which of (if any) sensor nets,
smart dust and amorphous computing will be successful.