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The 1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Assisted Internet of Things

July 11–12, 2017 | Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Title:  ZigBee Wireless Sensor and Control Network



Wireless Sensor and Control Networks are quickly becoming an integral part of the automation process, chemical plants, refineries, and commercial buildings.   for wireless sensor and control networks is rapidly growing. Furthermore, according to a new market research report, it will be a $3.8 billion industry by the year 2017. To accommodate this burgeoning technology, numerous standards are being developed for wireless sensor and control networking such as SP100.11(Wireless Systems for Automation) by the Industrial Standard for Automation (ISA), Wireless HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) by the HART organization, IPv6 over Low Rate Wireless Personal Network (6LoWPAN) by IETF (the Internet Engineering Task Force) and ZigBee by the ZigBee alliance.   ZigBee is one of the most widely used technologies to connect IoT devices.  The following is a list of the more common applications for wireless sensor and control networks.

1.     Commercial Building Automation

2.     Home automation

3.     Industrial and process automation

4.     Energy and utility automation

5.     Health Care

6.     Remote Control

7.     IoT


 Tutorial Topics


1. Wireless Sensor and Control Technologies
2: ZigBee Wireless Sensor and Control Network
3: ZigBee Protocol Architecture
3: IEEE 802.15.4 Physical Layer
4: IEEE 802.15.4 Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer
5: Network Layer
6: Application Support Sub-layer (APS)
7: Application Layer
8: Security
9: Address Assignment and Routing
10: ZigBee Home Automation and Smart Energy Network
11: ZigBee RF4CE

       12. IPv6 over Low Rate Wireless Personal Network (6LoWPAN)


Intended Audience

The primary purpose of this tutorial is to provide a basic understanding of ZigBee Wireless Network and it is intended for educators, researchers, system designers, embedded programmers, and anyone wishing to learn more about this technology.


Expected background of the audience:

Basic knowledge of Wireless Network



  Ata Elahi, Professor of Computer Science

  Southern Connecticut State University, USA

  [email protected]


Dr. Elahi received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1982. He is the author of the following books:

ARM Assembly Language with Hardware Experiments", Springer, 2015

ZigBee Wireless Sensor and Control Network, published by Prentice Hall, 2010

Data, Network & Internet Communications Technology, published by Thomson Learning 2006

Network Communication Technology, published by   Delmar Thomson learning 2001

Dr. Elahi has presented ZigBee Wireless Sensor and Control Network tutorial at following Conferences.

International Conference on Internet of Things and Big Data. Rome, Italy 2016


25th International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Computers.  Cholula, Puebla, MEXICO   2015


International Conference on Telecommunications, Lisbon, Portugal, May    2014


5th International Conference on Mobile Networks and Management (MONAN), Cork, Republic of Ireland, Sept 2013

Global Wireless Summit, Atlantic City, USA 2013:


 28th Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC), Coimbra, Portugal, March, 2013


Estimated length: 3 to 3 1/2 hours

Prerequisite:  Networking Knowledge

Delivery Method: Slid Presentation

Resources:  Computer and Overhead Projector