Hierarchal Placement of Smart Mobile Access Points in Wireless Sensor Networks using Fog Computing

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Amin Majd, Golnaz Sahebi, Masoud Daneshtalab, Juha Plosila, Hannu Tenhunen
Place: St. Petersburg
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS)
Book title: 2017 25th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing (PDP)
eISBN: 978-1-5090-6058-0


Abstract

Recent advances in computing and sensor technologies have facilitated the emergence of increasingly sophisticated and complex cyber-physical systems and wireless sensor networks. Moreover, integration of cyber-physical systems and wireless sensor networks with other contemporary technologies, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e. drones) and fog computing, enables the creation of completely new smart solutions. By building upon the concept of a Smart Mobile Access Point (SMAP), which is a key element for a smart network, we propose a novel hierarchical placement strategy for SMAPs to improve scalability of SMAP based monitoring systems. SMAPs predict communication behavior based on information collected from the network, and select the best approach to support the network at any given time. In order to improve the network performance, they can autonomously change their positions. Therefore, placement of SMAPs has an important role in such systems. Initial placement of SMAPs is an NP problem. We solve it using a parallel implementation of the genetic algorithm with an efficient evaluation phase. The adopted hierarchical placement approach is scalable, it enables construction of arbitrarily large SMAP based systems.


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