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Title: BeeWS: honeybee-inspired, large-scale routing protocol for wireless sensor networks (WSNs)

Authors: Fatih Çelik; Ahmet Zengin

Addresses: Department of Computer Engineering, Sakarya University, Campus 54187 Serdivan/Sakarya, Turkey ' Department of Computer Engineering, Sakarya University, Campus 54187 Serdivan/Sakarya, Turkey

Abstract: Recently, scalable routing protocols using swarm intelligence (SI), which are designed and evolved for wireless sensor networks (WSNs), have become a research trend in literature. This paper presents an optimal method based on SI inspired by honeybees. This method has minimum energy consumption, self-organisation, and support for a large-scale, autonomous individuals that detect the best route. In this paper, we propose a new energy-aware, scalable, and robust routing algorithm called Bee wireless sensor (BeeWS) inspired by honeybee foraging behaviour. This study consists of three parts: (1) honeybee behaviours are modelled and these behaviours are adapted to the structure of WSN; (2) routing protocol criteria are determined using this model and (3) the developed model is tested in a simulation environment based on discrete event system specification (DEVS) in order to simulate and model WSN behaviours and compare to other SI based on WSN routing protocols.

Keywords: SI; swarm intelligence; routing protocol; WSNs; wireless sensor networks; clustering.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2018.088353

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2018 Vol.27 No.1, pp.58 - 68

Available online: 22 Nov 2017 *

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