Animal behaviour understanding using wireless sensor networks

Guo, Ying, Corke, Peter, Poulton, Geoff, Wark, Tim, Bishop-Hurley, Greg, & Swain, Dave (2006) Animal behaviour understanding using wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings 31st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks 2006, IEEE, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., pp. 607-614.

View at publisher


This paper presents research that is being conducted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) with the aim of investigating the use of wireless sensor networks for automated livestock monitoring and control. It is difficult to achieve practical and reliable cattle monitoring with current conventional technologies due to challenges such as large grazing areas of cattle, long time periods of data sampling, and constantly varying physical environments. Wireless sensor networks bring a new level of possibilities into this area with the potential for greatly increased spatial and temporal resolution of measurement data. CSIRO has created a wireless sensor platform for animal behaviour monitoring where we are able to observe and collect information of animals without significantly interfering with them. Based on such monitoring information, we can identify each animal's behaviour and activities successfully

Impact and interest:

37 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™
13 citations in Web of Science®

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

1,174 since deposited on 08 Sep 2010
67 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 33808
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: 31st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)LCN 2006 To be held in conjunction with the First IEEE International Workshop on
Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications (SenseApp 2006)
Keywords: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, wireless sensor networks, cattle monitoring, automated livestock monitoring, automated livestock control, animal behaviour understanding , CSIRO
DOI: 10.1109/LCN.2006.322023
ISBN: 1-4244-0418-5 Print
ISSN: 0742-1303
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 IEEE
Copyright Statement: Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2010 01:14
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:13

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page