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Networked and Distributed Systems Group, School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews



DIAS-MC (Design, Implementation and Adaptation of Sensor Networks through Multi-dimensional Co-design) is a three-year collaborative project funded by the EPSRC WINES Programme.

The overall goal of the project is to develop methods and tools for the design, implementation, and adaptation of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Resulting WSNs will be optimal with respect to global cost functions specified by the network designers. By simultaneously considering the system requirements for each of the primary design dimensions of a WSN along with its associated cost function, co-design techniques will be used to generate a heuristically optimal design. Generative programming techniques will then be used to realize an implementation that matches this optimal design.


The project combines the expert competencies of five institutions:

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Other Supporters

Additionally, the following companies are providing support for the work:

  • Xilinx
  • Orange
  • InteliSYS
  • Severn Trent Water


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Warwick Workshop Presentation 2007

Project Members


Funding Body EPSRC
Grant Number EP/C014782/1
Holders Ron Morrison, Dharini Balasubramaniam, Alan Dearle, Graham Kirby
Value £249,128
Duration 1/10/2005 - 30/9/2008

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