In this paper Bhaskaran Raman and Kameswari Chebrolu from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, present a critique of the ﬁeld of WSN. They say that literature in this domain falls into two main, distinct categories: (1) algorithms or protocols, and (2) application-centric system design. A striking observation is that references across these two categories are minimal, and superﬁcial at best. They argue that this is not accidental, and is the result of three main ﬂaws in the former category of work. Going forward, an application-driven, bottom-up approach is required for meaningful articulation and subsequent solution of any networking issues in WSNs.
The paper is available here. Enjoy the reading!