Global outliers detection in wireless sensor networks: A novel approach integrating time-series analysis, entropy, and random forest-based classification

Safaei, Mahmood ORCID: 0000-0002-3924-6927, Driss, Maha, Boulila, Wadii, Sundararajan, Elankovan and Safaei, Mitra (2021) Global outliers detection in wireless sensor networks: A novel approach integrating time-series analysis, entropy, and random forest-based classification. Software practice and experience, 52. pp. 277-295. doi:10.1002/spe.3020

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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have recently attracted greater attention worldwide due to their practicality in monitoring, communicating, and reporting specific physical phenomena. The data collected by WSNs is often inaccurate as a result of unavoidable environmental factors, which may include noise, signal weakness, or intrusion attacks depending on the specific situation. Sending high-noise data has negative effects not just on data accuracy and network reliability, but also regarding the decision-making processes in the base station. Anomaly detection, or outlier detection, is the process of detecting noisy data amidst the contexts thus described. The literature contains relatively few noise detection techniques in the context of WSNs, particularly for outlier-detection algorithms applying time series analysis, which considers the effective neighbors to ensure a global-collaborative detection. Hence, the research presented in this article is intended to design and implement a global outlier-detection approach, which allows us to find and select appropriate neighbors to ensure an adaptive collaborative detection based on time-series analysis and entropy techniques. The proposed approach applies a random forest algorithm for identifying the best results. To measure the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed approach, a comprehensive and real scenario provided by the Intel Berkeley Research Laboratory has been simulated. Noisy data have been injected into the collected data randomly. The results obtained from the experiment then conducted experimentation demonstrate that our approach can detect anomalies with up to 99% accuracy.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anomaly Detection; Entropy; Outlier Detection; Random Forest; Time Series Analysis; Wireless Sensor Network
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2022 14:09
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2023 12:23

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