Optimal Placement for Smart Mobile Access Points

Amin Majd, Elena Troubitsyna, Masoud Daneshtalab

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Recently Smart Mobile Access Point (SMAP) based architectures have emerged as a promising solution for creating smart solutions supporting monitoring of special phenomena. SMAP allow us to predict communication activities in a system using the information collected from the network, and select the best approach to support the network at any given time. To improve the network performance, SMAPs can autonomously change their positions. They communicate with each other and carry out distributed computing tasks, constituting a mobile fog-computing platform. However, the communication cost becomes a critical factor. In this paper, we propose a compound method to select the best near-optimal placement of SMAPs with the goal to maximize the monitoring coverage and to minimize the communication cost. Our approach combines a parallel implementation of the Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA) with Kruskal’s Algorithm

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Title of host publication2018 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence & Computing, Advanced & Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing & Communications, Cloud & Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation (SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/SCALCOM/CBDCom/IOP/SC
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-9380-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications (ScalCom) - 18th IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications (ScalCom 2018)
Duration: 8 Oct 201812 Oct 2018


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications (ScalCom)

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