This paper presents computational and message complexity analysis for a multi-layer perceptron neural network, which is implemented in fully distributed and parallel form across a wireless sensor network. Wireless sensor networks offer a promising platform for parallel and distributed neurocomputing as well as potentially benefiting from artificial neural networks for enhancing their adaptation abilities and computational intelligence. Multilayer perceptron (MLP) neural networks are generic function approximators and classifiers with countless domain-specific applications as reported in the literature. Accordingly, embedding a multilayer perceptron neural network in a wireless sensor network in parallel and distributed mode offers synergy and is very promising. Accordingly, assessing the computational and communication complexity of such hybrid designs, namely an artificial neural network such as a multilayer perceptron network embedded within a wireless sensor network, of interest. This paper presents bounds and results of empirical study on the time, space and message complexity aspects of a wireless sensor network and multilayer perceptron neural network design.
Serpen, G., & Gao, Z. (2014). Complexity analysis of multilayer perceptron neural network embedded into a wireless sensor network. In Procedia Computer Science (Vol. 36, pp. 192–197). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2014.09.078