A New Load-Balancing Aware Objective Function for RPL’s IoT Networks

Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A., Ekonomou, E., Gharibi, W., Mackenzie, L. and Khalaf, M. B. (2019) A New Load-Balancing Aware Objective Function for RPL’s IoT Networks. In: 20th IEEE Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-2018), Exeter, UK, 28-30 Jun 2018, pp. 909-914. ISBN 9781538666142 (doi:10.1109/HPCC/SmartCity/DSS.2018.00151)

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Abstract

The IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-power and Lossy Networks (RPL) has been recently standardized as the de facto solution for routing in the context of the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. RPL, along with other standards, has provided a baseline framework for IoT that has helped advance communications in the world of embedded resource-constrained networks. However, RPL still suffers from issues that may limit its efficiency such as the absence of an efficient load-balancing primitive. In this study, we show how RPL suffers from a load-balancing problem that may harm both the reliability of the protocol and its network lifetime. To address this problem, a novel load-balancing scheme is introduced that significantly enhances the reliability of RPL and fosters the protocol’s efficiency in terms of power consumption.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mackenzie, Dr Lewis
Authors: Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A., Ekonomou, E., Gharibi, W., Mackenzie, L., and Khalaf, M. B.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:GLASS
ISBN:9781538666142
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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