Authors: Mohammed GH. AL Zamil; Samer Samarah
Addresses: Department of Computer Information Systems, Yarmouk University, 21163, P.O. Box 566 Irbed, Jordan ' Department of Computer Information Systems, Yarmouk University, 21163, P.O. Box 566 Irbed, Jordan
Abstract: Due to the spatio-temporal aspects of vehicles within vehicular ad-hoc networks, traditional clustering techniques are not effective as they rely on static configuration. In this paper, we proposed a dynamic clustering technique that is based on rough theory of grouping data. The contributions of this research are to propose: A self-organising clustering technique as an extension to dynamic rough clustering and a framework that manages the integration among different algorithmic components, which are required to develop such soft computing systems. We performed extensive experiments in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed technique in terms of: communication load, inter and intra connectivity, threshold analysis, and relationship among data clusters. Furthermore, a performance comparison with relevant techniques has been reported. The results indicated that the proposed technique is robust and promising in comparison with existing techniques in the domain of wireless sensor networks.
Keywords: dynamic clustering; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; vehicular ad hoc networks; VANETs; dynamic rough clustering; communication load; connectivity; threshold analysis; data clusters.
International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences, 2015 Vol.7 No.3, pp.265 - 285
Published online: 22 Aug 2015 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article