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  • Energy Sensing Streaming Media Data Transmission Protocol Based on Implicit Markov Algorithm in WSNs   Order a copy of this article
    by Guozhong Li 
    Abstract: Streaming media transmission protocols can be divided into traditional streaming media push protocol and streaming media pull protocol. Traditional streaming media push protocols such as RTP, whose server determines the channel state according to the RTP feedback from the client, and then decides to send data packets suitable for the current channel state. The pull protocol of streaming media sends data packets according to the content of the client when the transmission rate meets the requirement on the contrary. Streaming media pull protocol greatly reduces the complexity of servers in streaming media transmission technology, it can also support the application of different adaptive algorithms in the transmission process compared with the traditional universal server transmission algorithm mechanism. Therefore, this kind of pull protocol cannot only improve the quality of service of streaming media transmission, but also meet the requirements of different channel states and different clients.
    Keywords: WSNs; Data aging; Mesh area; Energy aware; Data transmission protocol.

  • Semantics-based Key Concepts Identification for Documents Indexing and Retrieval on the Web   Order a copy of this article
    by Mohammed Maree 
    Abstract: Bridging the semantic gap on the web remains one of the crucial challenges for current horizontal as well as domain-specific information retrieval systems. This challenge becomes even more pronounced when users express their information needs using short queries that are formulated using a few number of keywords. Therefore, relying on keywords for indexing web documents results in degrading the quality of the returned results. To tackle this issue, new approaches across multiple disciplines propose to incorporate semantic resources to overcome the query-document mismatch problem. Although these approaches have proved to assist users in finding relevant documents, many results are still irrelevant; failing to adequately meet the desired information needs. This is because of the imprecise expansion of query terms and the limited depth and breadth of the employed resources. In this article, we discuss these limitations and introduce an approach that employs knowledge captured by large-scale knowledge resources to identify key query terms for retrieving semantically-relevant documents. Unlike conventional approaches that treat query terms independently, key terms are mapped to their semantic correspondences and variable term weights are assigned based on the semantic and taxonomic relations for each term. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach, we have conducted experimental evaluation using Glasgows NPL test collections. Findings indicate that precision results have improved by employing the proposed method against four conventional similarity metrics that are based on the bag of words similarity model.
    Keywords: Key concepts; Large-scale ontologies; Semantic matching; Information indexing; Data analysis; Precision measures.

  • Hybrid approach for semantic similarity calculation between Tamil words   Order a copy of this article
    by Deepa Karuppaiah, Durai Raj Vincent P M 
    Abstract: Semantic similarity, sometimes referred as semantic relatedness, is one of the important concepts that help in various applications that involve Natural Language Processing. In literature, there are plenty of similarity measures to compute the relationship among words in monolingual and cross-lingual documents. They help us in understanding text, finding plagiarism, information retrieval etc. They can be categorized based on the resources used into corpus based and knowledge based measures. These measures are plenty for English language. For Tamil language, hardly there are any works in calculating the similarity between words. In this paper, we proposed a similarity finding technique that exploits the knowledge from the resources like Tamil Indo Wordnet, Tamil Wikitionary and Oxford Tamil Dictionary. We have used the definitions and example sentences of each word that are available through each of these resources for similarity calculation. The proposed approach is evaluated using human evaluated Miller Charles and Rubenstein Goodenough datasets.
    Keywords: Semantic similarity; Tamil words similarity; Indo Wordnet; Knowledge based similarity.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJICA.2021.10027869
  • Modified Iterative Learning Controller (MILC) for efficient power management of Hybrid AC/DC Micro grid   Order a copy of this article
    by Angalaeswari Sendraya Perumal, K. Jamuna 
    Abstract: In this paper, modified ILC is proposed for maintaining stable voltage and frequency and performing efficient power management in a hybrid micro grid. The hybrid micro grid (HMG) is modeled with solar, battery, DC loads at DC bus and wind turbine, utility grid, AC loads at AC bus. An interlinking converter (IC) is connected between the AC and DC bus to facilitate bidirectional power flow. Due to the intermittent nature of the distributed sources and the variable loads, the voltage and frequency deviation is occurred. The voltage control at dc and ac bus has to be done and the power balance has to meet in all modes of operation. The proposed objective has been obtained in the modeled hybrid micro grid with Set Point Weighting Iterative Learning Controller (SPW-ILC) by controlling the Interlinking Converter both in autonomous and grid connected mode of operation. To minimize the error signal to the controller, the classical optimization method of Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) has been employed to improve the performance of the controller. The simulation results show that the proposed controller have better performance than other controllers under variable source and load conditions.
    Keywords: Iterative Learning Controller; Hybrid Micro grid; Power Management; Sequential Quadratic Programming; Voltage stability.

    by Moolchand Sharma, Shubbham Gupta, SUMAN DESWAL 
    Abstract: The most widely detectable of all cancers found in women is breast cancer. The mortality rate is also the second-highest among women with a 12% growth rate. It is very pertinent to diagnose breast cancer in the nascent stages so that the survival of the patient is ensured with the help of proper medication. Several algorithms have been proposed in this regard. However, they have failed to achieve the desired level of accuracy. An improved version of the Particle Swarm Optimization & Firefly Algorithm is presented in this paper to overcome the drawbacks of the existing algorithm. The two algorithms are further aggregated to improve the accuracy of the results. The aggregated algorithm is used on the Breast Cancer Wisconsin (Diagnostic) Data Set(real-valued dataset), and results are calculated for different classifiers. An accuracy of 92%-96% is shown by Improved Particle Swarm Optimization and 1%-2% overall hike in the accuracy by Improved Firefly Algorithm, respectively. Finally, the aggregated algorithm shows an accuracy of 93%-97%. Further, Random Forest Classifier has displayed the best accuracy of 97%.
    Keywords: Breast Cancer; Bio-inspired Algorithms; Aggregation; Particle Swarm Optimization; Firefly Algorithm; Feature selection; Linear Support Vector Machines; Decision Tree; K-Nearest Neighbor; and Random Forest Classifiers.

  • Fuzzy Control Mathematical Modeling Method Based On Dynamic Particle Swarm Optimization Training   Order a copy of this article
    by Runxia Gao, Houping Jiang 
    Abstract: Aiming at the false correlation problems under set number limit condition in the fuzzy control mathematic modeling process, combined with dynamic particle swarm optimization training algorithm, the traditional fuzzy control mathematical model based on the Nash equilibrium solution method is difficult to converge to the optimal solution of the state space, leading to bad control performance. This paper proposes the fuzzy control mathematical modeling method based on dynamic particle swarm optimization training, constructs the general structure model of fuzzy control, describes the standard particle algorithm, under the constraint of learning samples of random functional, obtains the global optimal solution of control domain of fuzzy control parameters, and conducts particle swarm optimization training by adopting the position vector fitness updating method. The research results show that the new method can make every step state update get more effective observation information, reduce the error caused by the difficult use of observation data, reduce the computation cost and improve the accuracy of fuzzy control.
    Keywords: fuzzy control; observation error; ensemble transform kalman filter (ETKF).

  • Person Identification using Fusion of Deep Net Facial Features   Order a copy of this article
    by Haider Mehraj, Ajaz Hussain Mir 
    Abstract: Face base identification is the method of recognizing individuals through face images having application domains such as smart cards, mobile phones, information security, law enforcement and surveillance system. Deep networks have proved to be successful for facial identification and involve some pre-processing steps like sampling to be done before the images are applied. The complete images are passed as input to Deep Net, and the network does feature extraction as well as classification. However, such a process requires millions of images to work with and implementing the same sometimes becomes complex and time-consuming. This Paper utilizes Deep Networks Alex net and VGG-16 as feature extractors in which contribution to more significant level layers are utilized as feature vectors. Alex net and VGG-16 are pre-trained Deep Nets, and such the number of input images can be significantly lower in comparison to training a network from scratch. The Feature vectors are then diminished using a combination of PCA and LDA. After the reduction in the dimensionality of highlight vectors, they are intertwined and characterized using Support Vector Machines. The proposed framework is assessed utilizing freely accessible database VIDTIMIT, highlighting the performance as far as exactness or precision, accuracy, and review or recall.
    Keywords: Biometrics; DNN; CNN; Alex net; VGG-16; Feature vector; SVM, Recognition; Multi-Algorithm Biometric System; Neural Network; Deep Networks.

  • Cardiac Arrhythmia Classification using Sequential feature selection and Decision tree classifier method   Order a copy of this article
    by Durga S, Esther Daniel, Deepa Kanmani S, Jinsa Mary Philip 
    Abstract: Cardiac arrhythmia is referred to as a condition in which the hearts normal functionality is restricted resulting in cardiovascular diseases. Effective and well-timed monitoring is very much essential to save human life. During the past few years, keeping track of when and how arrhythmias occur has gained a lot of significance as it leads way towards many life-threatening issues like stroke, sudden cardiac arrest and also heart failure. This paper provides an evaluation of various classification algorithms based on feature selection techniques that improve the performance of the cardio monitoring system. The pre-eminent features are sorted out using feature selection methods. The feature selection methods enable to decide the features that can contribute to improve the performance. The paper also gives efficient combinations of distinct classification algorithms along with feature selections which improves the accuracy. Few popular machine learning algorithms namely Na
    Keywords: Cardiac arrhythmia; Classification algorithms; Accuracy; Decision tree classifier; Sequential feature selection.

    by E. Melita Vinoliah, K. Ganesan 
    Abstract: In Engineering and other fields, generalized assignment problem plays a vital role. It has widespread applications in routing problems, knapsack problems and other complicated models. In real world problems, the available data may not be known with certainty. Hence to model and solve practical problems, we must deal with uncertainty and vagueness. Fuzzy sets play a vital role to tackle these uncertainty and vagueness. The generalized fuzzy assignment problem became popular and has gained its importance too. In this paper, we consider a generalized fuzzy assignment problem which has restrictions both on tasks and on persons with respect to his/her efficiency / qualification. We propose a unique approach for the solution of generalized fuzzy assignment problem with restrictions without converting the problem to a corresponding crisp form. Costs for handling jth task by the ith person are taken to be trapezoidal fuzzy numbers. The trapezoidal fuzzy numbers are first represented in its parametric form. In view of the decision makers preference, a new ranking method and arithmetic operations are used to bring a desirable solution. A numerical example is given to illustrate the proposed method.
    Keywords: Generalized fuzzy; assignment problem; trapezoidal fuzzy numbers; fuzzy arithmetic; fuzzy ranking; extremum difference method; judging matrix; uncertainty and vagueness; generalized assignment problem; trapezoidal fuzzy number; multilevel fuzzy generalized assignment problem,.

  • Analyzing Smart Power Grid against different Cyber Attacks on SCADA system   Order a copy of this article
    by Tafseer Akhtar, Brij Gupta 
    Abstract: The integration of information and communications technology (ICT) with traditional power grid is transforming the power grid into a more reliable and smarter cyber physical system (CPS). Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system is generally used to implement the cyber layer for power grid. This system is responsible for real time monitoring and control of power grid and power delivery network. SCADA system with the help of other devices create smart power grid environment, but it also makes power grid vulnerable against different cyber attacks as it needs connection with different kinds of open networks. Smart power grids are extremely critical infrastructure and attack of any kind on it, may affect socio-economical condition of the region. In this paper we present a co-simulation environment for smart power grid using OMNeT++ and openDSS. And different cyber attack scenarios are also taken as a part of the developed framework. Co-simulation involves integration between network simulator and power generation simulator as both works as cyber layer and physical layer respectively. The main contribution of the paper is behavioral analysis of the smart power grid environment while attack performed on cyber layer of the grid and store the response of power grid during these attacks. The findings of the proposed work are vulnerabilities realization of smart power grid, as during cyber attack grid is unstable and power generation is significantly dropped. The Proposed framework is developed by using open source simulators only.
    Keywords: Co-simulation; Smart power grid; SCADA system; Cyber attack scenarios.

  • Research on Intelligent City Parking Guidance Method Based on Ant Colony Algorithm   Order a copy of this article
    by Aifeng Chen 
    Abstract: In order to get the most satisfactory parking space at the fastest speed, an intelligent urban parking guidance method based on ant colony algorithm is proposed. The main factors affecting the selection of parking spaces in parking lots are analyzed, including walking distance, driving distance, walking time, driving time and so on. Each factor is set as multiple attributes of berth, and the optimal berth selection model of smart city is established. Ant colony algorithm is used to solve the model, obtain the optimal parking space, and realize intelligent guidance of intelligent city parking. The simulation results show that the proposed method is feasible and effective.
    Keywords: Ant Colony Algorithm; Intelligent City; Parking; Intelligent Guidance.

  • Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Framework: Case Study of Humanitarian Organizations Refugees Registration System   Order a copy of this article
    by Amal Ballout, Mays Al Hasan, Salam Fraihat, Ammar Elhassan 
    Abstract: Business Intelligence and Analytics has gained prominent focus among organizations with information systems that collect and process vast amounts of data. Voluminous, unprocessed data does not lend itself to offering useful insights for businesses, especially with basic statistical methods and traditional reporting techniques. In this work, we design a Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Framework for Refugee Registration System serving over six million refugees to collect, collate and filter demographic data. The proposed reporting mechanism leverages the power of interactive dashboards to offer informative and intuitive reports and visualizations that are accessible and interpretable by stakeholders.
    Keywords: Business Intelligence; Analytics; Demographics; Reporting; Dashboards.

  • Research on Coordinated Control Method of Urban Traffic based on Neural Network   Order a copy of this article
    by Lede Niu, Mei Pan 
    Abstract: Due to the complexity of data in urban traffic coordination and control, there is a lack of relevance between data nodes of existing coordination methods, which leads to urban traffic holdup and congestion.A coordinated urban traffic control method based on neural network is proposed.The traffic flow prediction model is constructed to predict and calculate the urban traffic flow, green signal ratio, phase and period.The coordinated control method based on neural network is used to fine-tune the traffic signal, green signal ratio, phase and cycle, so as to improve the traffic capacity at the intersection during the peak period, and finally realize the coordinated control of urban traffic.The simulation results show that the proposed method can effectively alleviate the traffic capacity at intersections, and the time required for the method to run the whole process is less, which indicates that the proposed method is effective and reliable.
    Keywords: Neural network; Urban traffic control; Signal light coordination; simulation.

  • An Efficient Image Compression Using Pixel Filter for Social media applications   Order a copy of this article
    by Ramesh Makala, Ranganath Ponnaboyina, Gowtham Mamidisetti 
    Abstract: Image data transfer has increased rigorously in present times in social networking sites, mobile apps and live streaming video applications. This phenomenon puts enormous effect on internet bandwidth and speed of image transfer and loading. Image compression deals with this issue by reducing image sizes while maintaining quality aspects. In general filters are applied on a block and deal with quality enhancements. We introduce a new filter which is applied on each pixel and compresses it. Proposed method classifies pixels into different buckets based on filter. Inverse process tries to restore pixel values back from buckets. With experimental results, we show compression and quality aspects variations based on filter selection.
    Keywords: Color Map; Image Compression; Filters; Quality Enhancement.

    by Allwin Devaraj 
    Abstract: Demosaicing algorithm is emerging as one of the most promising techniques in Digital Image Processing because of providing high-quality image enhancement with low power and high speed. Edge detector, weighting block of anisotropic type, and a compensator with filters are the components of the proposed algorithm. Spatial filters and Laplacian methods are used in the filter-based compensation methodology. These improve edge detection, and the blurring effect is reduced. Hardware sharing reduces the cost of the system. Portable and fast systems are required to produce the test results in a short span. For the above-mentioned purpose, the system is designed in VLSI technology. Matlab and Xilinx tools are used for the system design. A novel strategy to address shading contrasts in multiview video successions is proposed, and it utilizes a thick coordinating based worldwide enhancement structure. The proposed vitality work guarantees to safeguard nearby structures by controlling deviations from the first picture angles. When compared with the existing works 8% and 90.6% of power reduction is observed in the proposed work. It also improves the average color signal-to-noise ratio quality by more than 1.6db.
    Keywords: Very Large Scale Integration; Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio; Field Programmable Gate Array; Green Interpolator.

  • Modified Adaptive Inertia Weight Particle Swarm Optimization for Data Clustering   Order a copy of this article
    by Vikash Yadav, Indresh Kumar Gupta 
    Abstract: Data clustering is widely applied in many real world domain including marketing, anthropology, medical science, engineering, economics, and others. It concern with partition of unlabelled dataset objects into clusters (groups) based on similarity measure. Partitioning approach of dataset objects must follow that, intra-cluster distances are smaller and inter-cluster distances are larger. In current work particle swarm optimization (PSO) is employ for clustering. Sometime PSO may stuck into local optima, to overcome the PSO algorithms trapping in local optima a modified adaptive inertia weight particle swarm optimization (MAIWPSO) is developed for data clustering based on fitness value of particles. K-means, PSO and MAIWPSO for clustering have been simulated on six standard dataset namely iris, thyroid, heart, breast cancer, crude oil and pima. Simulation results confirm MAIWPSO is better approach for clustering against K-means and PSO.
    Keywords: Data clustering; K-means clustering; Particle swarm optimization; fitness function.

  • Instance-based novelty detection in passive sonar signals   Order a copy of this article
    by Victor Hugo Da Silva Muniz, João Baptista De Oliveira e Souza Filho, Eduardo Sperle Honorato 
    Abstract: In submarines, sonar operators have the main task of identifying potential threats, named as contacts in the military jargon. The principal tool exploited when dealing with such situations is the passive sonar system. Automatic contact classification models may relieve the huge sonar operator workload but require mechanisms capable of identifying any contact not considered during system development. This paper discusses the development of a hierarchical instance-based detector of unknown contact classes for passive sonar signals, focusing on practical strategies for its hyperparameter tuning and performance assessment. Experimental data exploited in system evaluation comprises the acoustic noise irradiated by 28 ships belonging to 8 classes. These ships were submitted to different operational conditions in several runs conducted in an acoustic range. The kNN algorithm has performed best, achieving a novelty detection rate of 78.0%, associated with an average known case identification rate of 95.0%, considering a five unknown class evaluation scenario.
    Keywords: passive sonar; novelty detection; automatic classification systems; instance learning; kNN; k-nearest neighbours.

  • Constrained Neural Classifier Training Method for Flaw Detection in Industrial Pipes Using Particle Swarm Optimization   Order a copy of this article
    by Gilvan Silva, Edmar Souza, Eduardo Simas, Paulo Farias, Maria Albuquerque, Ivan Silva, Cláudia Farias 
    Abstract: A novel method for constrained training of multi-class artificial neural network classifiers is proposed in this work. The traditional training procedure is usually based on mean square error minimization and thus, all classes of interest are considered as having the same relevance for system performance. This is not always the case for real-world applications in which the class relevance may be unbalanced. In this paper, cost functions designed to introduce classification performance constraints for specific classes are presented and particle swarm optimization is used as global optimization method. The proposed method is applied to a non-destructive evaluation decision support problem using pulsed eddy currents signals. Experimental results obtained from thermally insulated industrial pipes indicate the efficiency of the proposed method in comparison to neural networks trained from the traditional back-propagation algorithm.
    Keywords: Artificial Neural Networks; Particle Swarm Optimization; Pulsed-Eddy Current Evaluation; Signal Processing.

  • Convolutional neural networks applied in the detection of pneumonia by x-ray images   Order a copy of this article
    by Luan Silva, Leandro Araújo, Victor Souza, Raimundo Neto, Adam Santos 
    Abstract: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), pneumonia kills about 2 million children under the age of 5 and is constantly estimated as the leading cause of child mortality, killing more children than AIDS, malaria, and measles together. The application of deep learning techniques for medical image classification has grown considerably in recent years. This research presents three implementations of convolutional neural networks (CNNs): ResNet50, VGG-16, and InceptionV3. These CNNs are applied to solve the classification problem of medical radiographs from people with pneumonia, as a manner to assist in the disease diagnosis. The three architectures used in this research obtained satisfactory results. The ResNet50 outperformed InceptionV3 and VGG-16, achieving the highest percentage of training and testing precision, as well as superior recall and f1-score. For the normal class, the f1-score related to ResNet50 was 88.42%, compared to 81.54% for InceptionV3 and 81.42% for VGG-16. For the pneumonia class, this metric was 95.10% against 92.82% for InceptionV3 and 92.54% for VGG-16.
    Keywords: Deep learning; Pattern Recognition; Convolutional neural networks; Pneumonia; X-ray.

  • An EfficientOppositional Crow Search Optimization-based Deep Neural Network Classifier for Chronic Kidney Disease Identification   Order a copy of this article
    by Pramila Arulanthu, Eswaran Perumal 
    Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) enables the total gathering of patient data and patient information that can incite logically exact and minute finish of prosperity events. Distributed computing along with the Internet of Things (IoT) thought is another example of gainful regulating and treatment of sensor data. This paper displays a stage-dependent on IoT and Cloud-based capable choice emotionally supportive network for identification of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Additionally, a Deep Neural Network DNN classifier is utilized for the assurance of CKD.An Oppositional Crow Search (OCS) optimization approach is acquainted with selects the necessary features and takes out the undesirable features and also it enhances the process of DNN.The presented structure gathers the patient information utilizing the IoT gadgets joined to the client which will be put away in the cloud alongside the related therapeutic records from the UCI vault.The exhibitions of proposed strategies are gotten by utilizing not many of the assessment measurements for example accuracy, specificity, execution time,and sensitivity. A similar investigation demonstrates that our proposed system achieves better arrangement sensitivity, accuracy, execution time, and specificity estimate when contrasted and different classifiers. The proposed model produces the 97.71% accuracy, 98.88% sensitivity and 93.44% of specificity for the analysis and the exploratory outcomes exhibit that the created OCS-DNN is outflanked.
    Keywords: OCS; DNN; Optimization; Cloud; IoT and CKD.

  • Detection of Atrial Fibrillation from Cardiac Signal using Convolutional Neural Network   Order a copy of this article
    by Saumendra Kumar Mohapatra, Mihir Narayan Mohanty 
    Abstract: Multi-disciplinary research including engineering and medicine paves the way of modern research. In this work, authors have taken attempt to classify long duration ECG signal. The data is of 30-60 seconds and is collected from form '2017 Physionet/Computing in Cardiology Challenge database'. Use of this database for analysis of long duration signal in terms of data mining is the novelity. This analysis is performed for ambulatory ECG diagnosis and monitoring. As the pre-processing of the signals Savitzky-Golay (SG) filter is used. The filtered signals are classified with the designed deep neural network model. Convolutional neural network (CNN) is used for data classification. The classification task carried for four classes: normal, atrial fibrillation, alternative rhythm, noisy. A ten layer CNN model is designed to classify these four classes of signals. Sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy, these measuring parameters are used for the performance evaluation. Result found from the proposed method is promising one as compared to earlier methods and exhibited in result section. The accuracy with this data is 95.89%. For the comparison purpose RBFN, SVM, MLP, and PNN methods have been verified and presented.
    Keywords: ECG; Neural Network; Deep learning; Convolutional Neural Network.

  • Fuzzy Logic Control based High Step Up Converter for Electric Vehicle Applications   Order a copy of this article
    by Ravindranath Tagore Yadlapalli, Anuradha Kotapati 
    Abstract: At present, the Electric Vehicles (EVs) have a dominant role for visualizing the pollution less environment. Morover, it is important to design efficient power conditioning units for fulfilling the desired tasks. With advancements in the technology, the Fuel Cells (FCs) can provide a better solution for powering the EVs. However, their downside is the production of very low output voltage. Therefore, this necessitates a high step ratio DC-DC converter for providing the desired dc link voltage for DC-AC converter. This paper focuses on fuzzy logic control (FLC) based high gain DC-DC converter for EV applications. The fuzzy controllers are superior in dealing the nonlinearities and plant parameter variations without the need of strict mathematical modeling of the converter system. The converter is simulated with simple voltage mode control as well as FLC based voltage mode control. The MATLAB simulation results are compared for the above two control strategies with an emphasis on the steady state and dynamic regulations.
    Keywords: Fuel cells; electric vehicles; power converters; control strategies.

  • A Prediction Method For The Service Trajectory Of Badminton Moving Video Based On Fuzzy Clustering Algorithm   Order a copy of this article
    by Lin Zhu 
    Abstract: Due to the weak regularity of target's motion attitude in badminton video, the existing methods can't segment the image accurately, which leads to the low accuracy of predicting the service track of badminton video. A method of predicting the service track of badminton based on fuzzy clustering algorithm is proposed. The fuzzy clustering algorithm is used to segment the video image of badminton movement, obtain the contour of the serving arm in the video image, calculate the body state ratio and compactness of the serving arm of the moving object, construct the overall matching similarity function of the moving object, and realize the tracking and trajectory prediction of the moving object in the video image. The experimental results show that the proposed method has good noise iteration performance, clearer target of the processed motion video image, and can accurately predict the serve trajectory in the badminton motion video.
    Keywords: Fuzzy clustering; Badminton; Moving video; Service trajectory; Morphological operator; Marginal profile.

  • An Empirical Evaluation of Strategies Based on the Triangle Inequality for Accelerating the k-Means Algorithm   Order a copy of this article
    by Marcelo Matte, Maria Nicoletti 
    Abstract: The k-Means clustering algorithm has a long history of success in a wide range of applications in many different research areas. Part of its success is due to both, the simplicity of the algorithm, which helps its quick implementation and the good results it produces. Despite success, however, the original k-Means has some shortcomings. One of them relates to the processing time required for the algorithm to finish the iterative process that, given a set of data instances, and an integer value k, induces a clustering having k clusters of the given instances. This article presents an empirical evaluation of three strategies found in the literature, with the purpose of accelerating the k-Means processing time.
    Keywords: k-Means; optimization; triangular inequality; clustering; Machine Learning; acceleration.

  • A High Precision Stereo-Vision Robotic System for Large-sized Object Measurement and Grasping in Non-structured Environment   Order a copy of this article
    by Guoyang Wan, Guofeng Wang, Kaisheng Xing, Tinghao Yi, Yunsheng Fan 
    Abstract: Handling and loading of large-sized objects represent a challenging task in industrial environments, especially when the object is a metal object with reflective surface features. Active stereo vision technology is not good for measuring the posture of reflective metal object, a high-precision pose measurement system based on passive stereo vision is proposed to automatic measurement, handling and loading of large objects by industrial robots in industrial environments. The system adopts advanced coarse and fine stereo vision positioning strategy, and realizes the high-precision positioning of the measured target for the premise of ensuring stability. For coarse positioning, an improved multi-models template matching method based on machine learning is proposed to robust recognition of the multiple objects in complex background. A RANSAC-based method for the ellipse fitting and multi-points plane fitting is proposed for the 6-DOF pose of object accurately obtained in fine positioning step. Compared with the classical CAD-views method, experiments show that the method proposed in this paper has better performance in positioning accuracy and recognition robustness.
    Keywords: Industrial robot; machine vision; stereo vision; 3D measurement; template matching; coordinate transformation.

  • A Robot-Soldering Workstation Combined with the Deep Learning and the Template Matching Technology   Order a copy of this article
    by Guoyang Wan, Tinghao Yi, Guofeng Wang, Kaisheng Xing, Yunsheng Fan 
    Abstract: To improve the stability and precision in PCB soldering application, an unmanned robot workstation is proposed to solve the problem of automatic soldering of different model chips. In the first step, a novel 2D hand-eye calibration method is developed to acquire a high-precision transformation model from the coordinate system of the vision system to the robot working coordinate system. Then a robust classification and location method is developed to realize high precision positioning of PCB objects, which is based on deep neural network combining with the traditional template matching. The proposed method solves the problems of poor positioning accuracy and low recognition rate when traditional machine vision detects PCB objects with the same shape but different models. And the automation of chip soldering is realized. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm displays excellent robustness.
    Keywords: deep learning; template matching; hand–eye calibration; coordinate transformation; object detection.

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  • Structural Equation Modeling and Numerical Simulation on the Entire Process of E-commerce Model   Order a copy of this article
    by Xiaoxi Fu, Xuecheng Sun, Wentao Li, Mark Roger 
    Abstract: Nowadays, most enterprises introduce e-commerce to enhance efficiency, broaden the market and restructure their organization. Therefore, many scholars have taken notice on how to introduce and implement e-commerce model in traditional enterprises successfully. This study tried to explore the complex relationship between original enterprise operation and e-commerce model using numerical simulation. Through the simulation of the entire process of e-commerce mode introduction and implementation, we found that traditional operation could promote the implementation of e-commerce at initial phase. With the implementation of the e-commerce model, the original operational base will become an obstacle. To cope with this, companies need to break the inherent boundaries and industry concepts and simplify the organizational structure to promote the full utility of e-commerce model.
    Keywords: Enterprise operation; E-commerce model; Numerical simulation; Structural equation modeling.

  • Safety Evaluation on Central Separation Opening of Reconstructed Freeway Based on Surrogate Safety Assessment Model   Order a copy of this article
    by Wei Hou, Zijun Du, Zhaoxin Liu, Xu Wang 
    Abstract: In order to reduce the risk of driving at the opening of the median strip of the old road of the freeway, the driving safety was quantified by taking the opening length of the central section of the old road and the main line flow as independent variables. Based on the VISSIM micro-simulation software, a typical simulation scenario is established. The vehicle speed, the position of the vehicle's change point, the number of conflicts, the severity of the conflict, and the conflict points are analyzed by the Surrogate Safety Assessment Model (SSAM). The influence of the opening length of different median strips and the influence of flow on safety is quantitatively evaluated, so as to obtain a reasonable opening length of the median strip. The research results show that the flow has a greater impact on the number of collisions, and the length of the open section has a significant impact on the severity of the conflict. The conflict points are found to be concentrated at the front of the 400m open section. The results of the study provide a theoretical basis for the opening length of the median strip and the setting of traffic signs.
    Keywords: safety evaluation; conflict; trajectory; median strip; freeway; single side widening.

  • An Improved Sensorless Strategy on the basis of Improved PI regulator   Order a copy of this article
    by Haigang Zhang, Piao Liu, Xiaoqi Sun, Xiangsheng Kong, Xuan Chen, Bulai Wang, Heng Wan 
    Abstract: The sensorless control strategy was implemented by replacing the conventional PI regulator with a improved fuzzy PI regulator, meanwhile a adjusted sliding mode observer was established for replacing the traditional rigid position sensor based on the principle of non-position sensor. The signals of rotor volocity and location were extracted from the counter electromotive force for reducing the error and complexity of the calculation of the angular and rotational speed. Compared with conventional PI observer, the regulate system of the PMSM has a preferable influence on the steady-state and dynamic response. A Matlab platform has been built to validate this method, and the experimental results showed that the fuzzy PI sliding mode observer had strong robustness and restrained the chattering to a certain extent. On the other hand it also could improve the stability, rapidity and dynamic performance of the SMO system.
    Keywords: Fuzzy Control?Non-position Sensorless?PMSM?Sliding Mode Observer.

  • Cryptologic Characteristics of Circulunt Matrices   Order a copy of this article
    by Haiqing HAN, Qin Li 
    Abstract: A 4
    Keywords: Circulant Matrix; Branch Number; Orthormorphic Matrix; Cryptologic Characteristic; Symmetrical Permutation.

  • Application of EPC Internet of Things and Radio Frequency Identification Technology in Logistics   Order a copy of this article
    by Xiaobei Wang, Yaya Wang 
    Abstract: E-commerce is growing stronger, more and more flexible and diverse application to various industries of society, Initiating innovation in shopping and trading methods. In particular, major changes have taken place in the circulation of goods. Then, How to make electronic money safely and reliably purchase real-world items in a virtual network? Logistics plays a key role in this. Realizing informationization, automation and intelligence has become a new trend in the development of modern logistics. The continuous development of network development provides a broad development prospect and technical support for logistics. Modern logistics and the Internet complement each other, and support the commercial application of modern networks. How to apply existing network technology to effectively improve the logistics level is an important topic of our research. This paper focuses on the practical application of EPC and RFID technology in the field of logistics. The Internet is the foundation of the Internet of Things, IOT using wireless communications, RFID technology, computer network technology etc, construct a huge system that covers the world. In order to meet the identification and efficient identification of individual products, the Automatic Identification Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology proposed the concept of EPC (Electronic Product Code), each item is assigned a unique identification code. The EPC code is usually stored in an electronic tag of a silicon chip material, and the tag is attached to the identified article. When an EPC tag is embedded in an item, the item and the product electronic code in the EPC tag are in one-to-one correspondence. It is identified, transmitted, and queried by high-level information processing software?On the basis of the Internet, a logistics model that provides various information services for the supply chain is formed[1] [6]. As a wireless version of the barcode, RFID technology has its own advantages and features non-contact automatic identification. It mainly identifies the object objects in the logistics by issuing specific RF signals and obtains related item information. The perfect integration of electronic tags, EPC codes and Internet technologies has created the Internet of Things known as the next generation Internet.
    Keywords: EPC; RFID; Computer network technology; Internet of Things.

  • The Effects of Green Product Trust and Perception on Green Purchase Intention in China   Order a copy of this article
    by Pinghao Ye, Liqiong Liu, Linxia Gao, Quanjun Mei 
    Abstract: According to the theory of planned behavior (TPB), we created a model of factors affecting customer green purchase intention, with such factors including green product experience, green purchase behavior, subject social norms, perceived environmental protection value, green product trust, and green product perception. Then, a questionnaire was developed based on the model. 307 respondents were involved and the feedback was analyzed, using a structural equation model, to verify the data reliability and validity. Results show that green product trust and green product perception exerted significant positive effects on green purchase intention; green product experience had significant positive effects on green product trust; and subjective norms and perceived environmental protection value positively affected green product perception. These findings provide valuable information for studying factors affecting the green purchase intention of customers.
    Keywords: Green product trust; Green product perception; Green purchase intention; Perceived environmental protection value.

  • Terrain Frames Classification Based on HMC for Quadruped Robot (February 2017)   Order a copy of this article
    by Zhe LI, Yibin LI, Xuewen RONG, Hui ZHANG 
    Abstract: As a multi-body nonlinear rigid-flex system, the quadruped robot must maintain the correct perception and classification capabilities for the external environment. This ability is necessary to help quadruped robots make path planning, gait adjustment and attitude control while maintaining complex interactions with the external environment. This paper proposes a terrain classification algorithm based on HMC (HMRF-MAP-CNN) as the basis for robot motion control strategy selection. Different from the classification method based on image features, the terrain-based classification method has higher accuracy and better computational efficiency. The raster map terrain frames classification method proposed in this paper includes a rugged terrain recognition algorithm based on HMRF and a rugged formation algorithm based on convolutional neural network. In the process of solving the actual terrain classification problem, the algorithm firstly uses HMRF to classify the obtained terrain frames into two categories, flat and rugged, and then use CNN to filter, according to the causes of rugged terrain frames. Through the simulation experiment and comparative analysis, the superiority of HMC terrain frame classification algorithm is confirmed.
    Keywords: quadruped robot; terrain classification; HMRF; MAP; CNN.

  • Implementation of Cloud Service Platform for Monitoring Charging Facility Status of Electric Vehicle based on MQTT   Order a copy of this article
    by Lei Li, Weidong Liu, Xiaohui Li, Guang Yang, Dan Li 
    Abstract: Aiming at the heterogeneous charging facilities of many manufacturers, the difficulty of communication and information interaction among these devices, and the lack of real-time information sharing, this paper makes full use of Message Queuing Telemetry Transport(MQTT) which is a lightweight message publishing and subscribing protocol, designs a cloud service platform for monitoring the status of charging facilities of electric vehicles, and collects monitoring data of charging facilities of electric vehicles to store in cloud server. Firstly, the network topology structure of cloud service platform is given. Then, the logical architecture and functions of the platform are designed. The information collection, pushing process and security design of the cloud service platform are described in detail. Finally, the implementation and performance tests of the presented system are carried out. The MQTT-based Internet of Things Middleware in the cloud platform can provide remote parameter configuration and information acquisition functions for charging facilities in smart grid environment, shield the underlying hardware devices, realize data interaction between the sensor layer and the upper application, and realize the integration of multi-source information of heterogeneous devices. The research results have important application value for improving the automation level of electric vehicle charging facilities monitoring and the real-time information interaction among heterogeneous devices of electric vehicles.
    Keywords: Electric Vehicle; Charging Facility Monitoring; Cloud Computing; MQTT; Middleware.

  • Energy efficiency optimization for heterogeneous cellular networks based small cell power allocation   Order a copy of this article
    by Ziyu Pan, Jie Yang, Nan Guo 
    Abstract: During the study of wireless green communication, energy efficiency (EE) optimization of heterogeneous cellular networks (HCNs) is always the hot topic. This paper studied the EE of HCNs in homogenous Poisson Point Process (HPPP) and proposed a new EE optimization method based on small cell transmitting power allocation. First, it modeled the HCNs by using HPPP. Second, it derived the expression coverage probability and achievable rata in Rayleigh channel situations, and deduced the expression of EE in closed form. Finally, it optimized the small cell transmitting power via convex-optimum method in order to maximize EE for HCNs. The simulation results show that the small cells transmitting power has significant effects on the HCNs EE. Its essence is through reasonable setting of small cells transmitting power to available help improve its efficiency?
    Keywords: Heterogeneous Cellular Network; energy efficiency; small cell; transmission power.

  • Research on the Evaluation System of Smart Tourism Projects Based on User Experience   Order a copy of this article
    by Yipeng Wang 
    Abstract: In recent years, with the rise of smart tourism, many tourist attractions invest a lot of money to build smart tourism projects to make tourism more intelligent. In order to evaluate the problems in the use of such projects and point out the direction of improvement, this paper proposes a smart tourism evaluation index system based on user experience. The evaluation index system probes into the actual feedback data of the users in the tour process from users sensory experience, program experience, content experience and related experience. Then I utilize the fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method to process the collected data to obtain the evaluation index under the framework of the index system. In the application of this evaluation index system?it is compared with the commonly used evaluation index system in industry to point out the advantages and disadvantages of smart tourism projects and the direction of improvement more directly and effectively.
    Keywords: Smart tourism;User experience;Evaluation index system.

  • Development of Microcomputer Protection and Measuring-control Device for 35 kV Distribution Line   Order a copy of this article
    by Tianpeng Zhang, Yafang Zhai, Zhanwei Wu 
    Abstract: According to the research status of 35 kV microcomputer protection device, a microcomputer protection and measuring-control device was designed to address common electrical failures during the running of 35 kV distribution line. In this device, a 32-bit high performance embedded microprocessor was used as the control center, which could realize real-time detection on electric parameters such as current, voltage, active power, reactive power, and provide the distribution line different protections, include current direction protection, over-current acceleration protection, zero sequence current direction protection and under frequency load shedding. This paper mainly focused on the overall structure of the device, gave design proposals of analogue acquisition module, switch processing module, communication module and power module. In addition, it also analyzed various protection logic such as three-phase current direction protection with low-voltage blocking, over-current acceleration protection, three-phase zero sequence current protection and under frequency load shedding protection, moreover, partial test data was also showed. In general, this device combined functions of protection, measurement, control and communication, had a high application value.
    Keywords: Distribution Line;Microcomputer Protection;Measuring-control Device.

  • Research on the Sponge City Smart Platform of Wenzhou High-speed Railway New City   Order a copy of this article
    by Shuang Han, Meng Li 
    Abstract: Using the new technology of Internet of things, big data and cloud computing, an intelligent sponge city platform with the functions of monitoring, data transmission, early warning and management is built. The hardware system based on NB-IoT and STM32 and the software system of T-S fuzzy neural network and BP neural network are designed. BP neural network is used to calculate and analyze the water quality data measured by the sensor, the calculation results are fed back to the drainage pipeline and drainage pump station facilities to control the water quantity and quality of the outlet. In addition, T-S fuzzy neural network is used to reasonably predict the changes in the water depth of the low-lying areas of the city from the flow data measured above, and make a warning response to possible waterlogging as soon as possible. The relevant staff can use the timely monitoring data of the smart platform to take necessarily remedial measures through the special management application. The results show that the employment of the smart platform has reduced the annual runoff of Wenzhou City by 40%, the concentration of the suspended solids in river rainwater has been reduced by more than 40%, and the concentration of the chemical oxygen demand, ammonia nitrogen, total nitrogen and total phosphorus has been reduced by more than 30%, which reduces the economy loss by 5 million yuan and improved the aqueous environment to some extent.
    Keywords: sponge city?smart platform?NB-IoT; BP neural network; T-S fuzzy neutral network; underground rainwater storage tank; urban waterlogging.

  • An Efficient and Reliable Approach Based on Adaptive Threshold for Road Defect Detection   Order a copy of this article
    by Xiaoliang Jiang, Xiaojun Yang, Xiaokang Ding 
    Abstract: With the rapid development of economy, automatic detection of road crack becomes a hot research study. However, it still has very big challenges due to the shading, intensity inhomogeneity and divots in the crack image. Traditional detection algorithms use the characteristic of the image such as intensity and texture to segment the crack regions, so they cannot achieve satisfactory performance. In this article, we introduce an automatically image-based method for road crack detection. Firstly, a new mask image is constructed based on the gray-mean of original image. Secondly, calculating the difference between the original image and the mask image and selecting the highest value to extract the targets from the image background. Finally, the redundant interference is removed by morphological operation. Experimental results concentrate on public datasets show that our method is more reliable than previous approaches.
    Keywords: Road crack detection; Image segmentation; Otsu; Adaptive threshold.

Special Issue on: Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Future Computing

  • A Review on Existing Learning Techniques Applied in Solving Optical Character Recognition Problem   Order a copy of this article
    by Vijaya Krishna Sonthi, Nagarajan S, Krishna Raj N 
    Abstract: Optical Character Recognition is treated as the classical problem in Image Processing that can be widely used for application areas related to Computer Vision. This process is highly dependent on the languages, as well as various formats of information like hand written/printed/sculptured documents as input. The chief operations that can be performed while handling this task are training the system and predicting the characters based on the trained knowledge. Conventionally, classification and regression mechanisms are used for this purpose. Due to the recent advents in technological progress, the same mechanism was served with the help of modern Machine Learning and Deep Learning concepts. The main agenda of this paper is to create awareness among the researchers by discussing the basic functionalities of above said techniques.
    Keywords: Machine Learning; Deep Learning; Optical Character Recognition; Pattern Recognition; Image Processing;.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJICA.2021.10033832
  • A 600mV +12 dBm IIP3 CMOS LNA with gm smoothening auxiliary path for 2.4 Ghz wireless applications   Order a copy of this article
    by Sharath Babu Rao, V. Sumalatha 
    Abstract: CMOS Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) were used in IEEE 802.11 ac/g/n/ad RF Receivers which finds a large scale of applications in gyroscopes, accelerometers, biomedical applications such as neural, nerve, cardiac, biological probes, and other mission sensors. Additionally, LNAs were found in an environment, to amplify weak signals with in-sufficient radiation from WI-FI transmitters operating in the 2.4/5 GHz range, which include cordless telephones, Bluetooth devices, wireless keyboards, and radio equipment. Non-Linearity limitations of the LNA come up with producing altered (or modulated) amplitudes resulting from higher-order frequency component (Especially third-order harmonics) interaction with fundamental frequency (first-order harmonic) components. For radio-frequency (RF) applications where signal frequencies are high, consequences of intermodulation distortion results from the nonlinearities of the MOS Transistors used in the LNA. As it is impracticable to eradicate nonlinearities completely, Second-order nonlinearities were added in out of phase with the third-order nonlinearities in Derivative and Modified Derivative methods found in the literature can able to suppress the third-order nonlinearities up to an Input Intercept Point(IIP3) of 8 dBm only. In this article proposed LNA smoothens the nonlinearity dependence on the transconductance, can able to increase the IIP3 performance up to 12 dBm using the common source differential architecture with PMOS Loads in the auxiliary path used to suppress the nonlinearities in the LNA circuitry. Because of battery operation or limited power supply capacity, these application areas require low power operation. The proposed LNA offers gain (S21) of 12 dB operates at ultra-low voltage supply headroom of 600mV with good stability deemed as a favorable requirement for low power wireless applications.
    Keywords: 802.11 b/g/n; Local Area Network (LAN); Wireless LAN(WLAN); Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN’s); Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN’s); Low Noise Amplifier (LNA); Generic Process Design Kit (GPDK); Berkeley Short-Channel IGFET Model version 3 (BSIMv3); Cascode LNA; Folded Cascode LNA. Modified derivative superposition (MDS) technique.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJICA.2022.10035002

Special Issue on: Smart Computational Intelligence and Optimisation Method Applications to Electrical Power Engineering

  • XGBoost Regression Model Based Electricity Tariff Plan Recommendation in Smart Grid Environment   Order a copy of this article
    by Dayal Kumar Behera, Madhabananda Das, Subhra Swetanisha, Janmenjoy Nayak 
    Abstract: Electrical Power System is an interconnected network of power generation, transmission and distribution of electricity from a power plant to the consumer. Smart Grid is an advancement over the power grid that facilitates an efficient and reliable two-way delivery system. It acts as a backbone infrastructure to enable various cutting-edge models like smart city, efficient smart metering and tariff retailing. Power System deregulation enables the power industry to provide residential customers to choose retailing electricity plan. This allows competition among retailers or traders and also minimizes the energy expenditure with quality of services. Few researches have been proposed for electricity tariff plan recommendation using Collaborative filtering approach. We have proposed an XGBoost regression model for Electricity Tariff Plan Recommendation. Firstly, proposed regression model with basic statistical features is compared with Support Vector Regression (SVR), Decision Tree (DT), Bayesian Ridge and KNN regression model. Secondly, performance of the proposed model is extensively studied by combining the features from other user-based, item-based and matrix factorization based techniques. In this research, dataset shared in the project Smart Grid Smart City (SGSC), Australia is used for conducting experimental analysis. A rating inference approach is designed to infer the choice of electricity consumer for a specific retailing plan. The proposed model achieves better performance as compared to other baseline methods.
    Keywords: XGBoost Regression Model; Recommender System; Smart Grid; Power System; Electricity Tariff Plan Recommendation.

  • Frequency regulation of hybrid power system using firefly algorithm   Order a copy of this article
    by Tulasichandra Sekhar Gorripotu, Pilla Ramana 
    Abstract: In the present work, Firefly Algorithm (FA) based cascaded PD-PID with filter controller (PD-PIDF) is implemented for the hybrid power system to keep the frequency within the limits. At first, a two-area hybrid power system is proposed, considering thermal and distributed power units in area-1, and hydrothermal units in area-2. The cascaded PD-PIDF controller parameter values are optimized using the integral time multiplied absolute error (ITAE) criterion. The proposed system is analyzed under three cases by applying step load perturbations (SLPs) and noise signals at possible areas. The superiority of cascade PD-PIDF controller is shown by comparing with recently published results. Finally, sensitivity analysis is performed to demonstrate the cascaded PD-PIDF controller capability while varying system parameters and conditions.
    Keywords: Cascaded PD-PIDF controller; distributed power system; firefly algorithm (FA); frequency regulation; hybrid power system.

  • Speed Control of Battery and Super capacitor Powered EV/HEV using PID and Fuzzy Logic Controller   Order a copy of this article
    by NITESH TIWARI, Shekhar Yadav, Sabha Raj Arya 
    Abstract: State of art of this paper is to obtain the fine speed control of EV/HEV and analysed the behaviour of the PID controller and FLC. FLC based drive scheme is more suited for achieving the fine speed control on comparing to the traditional PID controlled drive scheme. FLC based EV motor drives perform well during normal and abnormal working conditions including environmental parameter variation and high resistance fault condition on comparing to PID controller based EV motor drive scheme. The battery bank is utilized as a power source for the conventional EV but this paper proposed the combination of the battery bank (followed by the UBBC) and super-capacitor bank (followed by the BBBC) as a power source for HEV. A super-capacitor is provided power at the time of sudden or peak demand and extracts power at the time of regenerating breaking. All the results are verified with the help of simulation software named as MATLAB and Simulink.
    Keywords: Electric vehicle (EV); hybrid electric vehicle (HEV); unidirectional buck-boost converter (UBBC); bidirectional buck-boost converter (BBBC); proportional integral derivative (PID); fuzzy logic controller (FLC); battery; super-capacitor (SC).

  • Implementation of beta- Chaotic Mapping to Improved Elephant Herding Optimization to Dynamic Economic Dispatch Problem   Order a copy of this article
    by JAGANNATH PARAMGURU, Subrat Kumar Barik 
    Abstract: In this paper, a chaotic function is mapped to an improved novel swarm intelligence technique for performing dynamic economic operation of conventional generators. Practical constraints like ramp rate limit, valve point loading effect and transmission losses are taken into account for the operation of the generators. This modified optimization algorithm is proposed for solving economic load dispatch problem based on the herding behavior of the elephants under the leadership of the matriarch. Here two-updating processes involved for the optimum operation, which depend upon the response of each elephant in a clan and the separating behavior of male elephant. The existing technique is modified and certain ?-Chaotic function is being mapped to improve exploration and exploitation superiority. This proposed technique is applied and compared for four test system to find the dominance over other applied techniques. A comparative analysis is illustrated with other techniques for this proposed method to deduce the supremacy and enhancement.
    Keywords: Dynamic Economic Dispatch (DED); Elephant Herding Optimization (EHO); Chaotic Elephant Herding Optimization (CEHO); Ramp rate limit.

  • A novel modified random walk grey wolf optimization approach for non-smooth and non-convex economic load dispatch   Order a copy of this article
    by ARUN SAHOO, Tapas Kumar Panigrahi, Gopal Krishna Nayak 
    Abstract: In practice, economic load dispatch (ELD) problems have non-smooth and non-convex cost functions which are subjected to numerous non-linear equality and inequality constraints involving multiple decision variables. It makes the problem computationally labyrinthine to solve via any analytic method. Therefore, this study proposes a coming of age improved version of conventional grey wolf optimization (GWO) technique to solve the ELD problem. In the improved GWO, the leadership hierarchy of the grey wolf is ameliorated by taking the random walking behaviour of the grey wolfs into consideration. The algorithm aims to modify the existing leaders with the best leaders in order to overcome the drawbacks of the conventional GWO. The improved GWO guarantees better exploration and exploitation of the search space. The non-linear constraints of generating units like ramp rate constraints, influence of valve-point loading and Prohibited Operating Zones (POZs) are taken into account for both lines with and without losses. The obtained results are compared to that of other contemporary algorithms for demonstrating the superiority of the suggested one. This technique provides the optimum dispatch with a faster convergence rate in comparison to the conventional GWO and some other existing methods.
    Keywords: Economic Load Dispatch (ELD); Constraints; Grey Wolf Optimization (GWO); Modified Random Walk Grey Wolf Optimization (MRWGWO); Valve Point Loading.

Special Issue on: Recent Advances in Intelligent Systems

  • Multimodal Multi-objective Differential Evolution Algorithm Based on Spectral Clustering   Order a copy of this article
    by Shenwen Wang, Xiaokai Chu, Jiaxing Zhang, Na Gao, Yao Zhou 
    Abstract: In recent years, in the face of the same problem in industrial production and life, decision-makers often hope to have a variety of different solutions to deal with. In other words, we hope to locate more different Pareto solutions under the condition of finding Pareto front. However, there are few researches in this field. For this reason, we propose a multimodal multi-objective differential evolution algorithm based on spectral clustering (SC-MMODE), which mainly uses some mechanisms to divide the solutions in the decision space into several mutually independent subpopulations. First, SC-MMODE uses a spectral clustering algorithm to control the decision space and form multiple sub-populations with good neighborhood relations. Secondly, a special crowding distance mechanism is used to balance the distribution of solutions in the decision space and objective space. In addition, the classical differential evolution algorithm can effectively prevent premature convergence. Then, in 17 test problems, the SC-MMODE algorithm and some new multimode multi-objective algorithms are tested simultaneously. Finally, through the analysis of experimental data, the SC-MMODE algorithm can find more Pareto optimal sets in the decision space, so it can effectively solve such problems.
    Keywords: Multimodal multi-objective; Spectral clustering; Decision space;Differential evolution algorithm;Special crowding distance.

  • Enhancing cuckoo search algorithm with complement strategy   Order a copy of this article
    by Hu Peng, Hua Lu, Changshou Deng 
    Abstract: Cuckoo search algorithm(CS) is a simple and effective swarm intelligence algorithm. It searches for new solutions by the global explorative random walk and the local random walk, the greedy strategy is used to choose a better solution. However, the CS uses a single strategy and fixed parameters, in which performance of the CS in balancing exploitation and exploration is inadequate, which results in poor convergence performance of the CS. To cope with this problem, a novel CS variant with complement strategy (CoCS) was proposed by us, in which the new solution is generated by two strategies in a random manner. One of the strategy is an improved Levy flights, and the other is adaptive to determine the step size according to the fitness value of the step size and the number of current iterations. The algorithm also uses an improved random walk. The proposed CoCS, the standard CS, and other excellent CS variants were tested on CEC 2013 test suite. Experimental results prove that the CoCS is superior to these competitors.
    Keywords: Cuckoo search algorithm; Global optimization; Complement strategy; Dynamic parameter adjustment.

  • Accelerating Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm Using Elite Information   Order a copy of this article
    by Xinyu Zhou, Yanlin Wu, Shuixiu Wu, Maosheng Zhong, Mingwen Wang 
    Abstract: In nature, the foraging behaviour of bee colony is always guided by some elite honeybees with the aim of maximizing the overall nectar amount. Being inspired by this phenomenon, we propose an improved artificial bee colony (ABC) variant by using elite information. In our approach, as the main way of generating new offspring, two novel solution search equations are developed based on utilizing elite information, which has the advantages of accelerating convergence rate. Moreover, to preserve the search experience of the scout bee phase, a new reinitialization method is proposed based on using elite information. Extensive experiments are conducted on the CEC 2013 and CEC 2015 test suites, and other four relevant ABC variants are included in the comparison. The results show that our approach has better performance in terms of convergence speed and result accuracy.
    Keywords: Artificial bee colony; Solution search equation; Elite information; Exploration and exploitation.

  • Agent-based modeling approach for Internet rumor propagation and its empirical study   Order a copy of this article
    by Tinggui Chen, Bailu Jing, Jingtao Rong, Zepeng Wang 
    Abstract: This paper analyzes the current research status of Internet rumor propagation at home and abroad, proposes an expanded SPNR rumor propagation model based on SIR infectious disease model, carries out simulation analysis with agent method, and uses two methods of data set verification and case verification to verify the SPNR model.Firstly, the infection status of rumor spreaders is divided into positive and negative, and the positive and negative infection rates are dynamically set according to the proportion of surrounding infected persons. At the same time, the forgetting mechanism is also increased, and a more applicable SPNR rumor spreading model is proposed. Secondly, the simulation of rumor spreading process is realized based on agent method, and the influence analysis of parameters affecting rumor spreading is carried out by numerical simulation method, which provides the basis for the formulation of rumor control strategy. Finally, from the perspective of data set validation and case validation, the simulation results of SinaWeibo and SPNR model are compared to verify the applicability of SPNR model in the process of rumor propagation.
    Keywords: Network rumors; epidemic models; complex networks; information dissemination.

  • Optimization of Cost 231-Hata Model Based on Deep Learning   Order a copy of this article
    by Qinxia Huang, Cheng Zhang, Jing Liu, Shilin Wu 
    Abstract: Based on the data set of question A in the 16th "Huawei Cup" mathematical modelling competition, this paper uses deep learning algorithm to optimize the Cost 231-Hata model of wireless communication. Firstly, the feature parameters of Cost 231-Hata model are analysed, and the corresponding features are found in the data set. Secondly, two new reference features are extracted according to the geometric relationship between base station and cell location. Then, the principal component analysis is used to reduce the dimension of the data set, and six features that are highly correlated with the target are extracted from multiple reference features. Finally, as these six features are taken as the input of neural network, a wireless propagation model based on deep learning is constructed by using error back propagation algorithm. The results show that the prediction accuracy of this model is higher than that of the traditional Cost 231-Hata model.
    Keywords: wireless communication; Cost 231-Hata model optimization; feature engineering; deep learning.

  • Simulation Research on Trajectory Tracking Control System of Manipulator Based on Fuzzy PID Control   Order a copy of this article
    by Ruyi Ma, Zeshen Li, Du Jiang, Juntong Yun, Ying Liu, Yibo Liu, Dongxu Bai, Gongfa Li 
    Abstract: In view of the influence of external environment interference, parameter changing and random noise in the process of robot arm trajectory tracking, as well as the problems of fuzzy PID control, such as fuzzy rules are not easy to set, quantization interval and parameters are affected by subjective consciousness, which leads to the problem of insufficient performance of manipulator system. In this paper, firstly, in the MATLAB simulation environment, based on the D-H parameter model, the linkage model of the four degree of freedom manipulator is established, and the homogeneous transformation matrix of the manipulator is calculated. Then, through the application of fuzzy PID control in the Simulink toolbox, the optimal parameters of the controller are found by using the proportion factor self-adjusting strategy, and the corresponding trajectory tracking and forward inverse kinematics simulation are studied. The trajectory tracking curve of the manipulator is obtained. The research method and experimental results in the paper are of great significance for the simulation of articulated manipulator.
    Keywords: manipulator; trajectory tracking; fuzzy PID control; simulink.

  • A Novel Differential Evolution with Staged Diversity Enhancement Strategy   Order a copy of this article
    by Wei Li, Yafeng Sun, Ying Huang 
    Abstract: Differential evolution (DE) algorithm is a simple and efficient evolutionary computing technology. Although DE has achieved good results in many fields, inappropriate parameter combinations can easily lead to the problem of premature convergence. In response to this problem, this paper proposed an effective DE with staged diversity enhancement strategy (SDESDE), which can increase the diversity of the population. In the early stage of SDESDE evolutionary process, SDESDE emphasizes the balance search strategy, and use the diversity enhancement strategy to avoid getting trapped in the local optima in the middle stage. In the later stage, the faster convergence strategy is adopted. Besides, an adaptive mechanism is added to enhance the control of population diversity at different stages to close to the global optima faster and improve the efficiency of search. The proposed SDESDE algorithm is compared with four representative DE and experimental results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm not only has better performance in maintaining population diversity but also has highly competitive in overall performance.
    Keywords: Differential Evolution; Staged Strategy; Diversity Enhancement; Adaptive Mechanism.

  • A hybrid firefly algorithm based on modified neighbourhood attraction   Order a copy of this article
    by Rongfang Chen, Jun Tang 
    Abstract: Some studies reported that firefly algorithm (FA) had high computational time complexity. To tackle this problem, different attraction models were designed including random attraction, probabilistic attraction, and neighbourhood attraction. This paper concentrates on improving the efficiency of neighbourhood attraction. Then, a hybrid FA based on modified neighbourhood attraction (called HMNaFA) is proposed. In our new approach, the best solution selected from the current neighbourhood is used for competition. If the best solution wins the competition, the current solution flies towards the best one; otherwise a new neighbourhood search is employed to produce high quality solutions. Experiments are validated on several classical problems. Simulation results show HMNaFA surpasses FA with neighbourhood attraction and several other FA algorithms.
    Keywords: Firefly algorithm; modified neighbourhood attraction; generalized opposition-based learning; neighbourhood search.

  • A genetic algorithm based robust approach for type-II U-shaped Assembly line balancing problem   Order a copy of this article
    by Guangyue Jia, Honghui Zhan, Yunfang Peng 
    Abstract: U-shaped assembly lines are widely used to implement Just-in-time manufacturing. U-shaped assembly line balancing problem is important to improve productivity. Most of research ignore uncertainty such as operation times. This study applies robust optimization method to deal with type-II U-shaped assembly line balancing problem (UALBP-2) under uncertainty. A mathematical programming model is proposed with interval task operation times, and a genetic algorithm is developed to deal with it. A robust solution is defined as the most frequent solution falling within a pre-specified percentage of the optimal solution for different sets of scenarios. The experimental results are compared with the expected solution to verify the feasibility and effectiveness of the robust method.
    Keywords: U-shaped assembly line; mathematical programming; robust solution; genetic algorithm.

Special Issue on: Leveraging Opportunistic Networks Using Smart Wireless Digital Devices and IoT for Intelligent Communication Systems Challenges and Emerging Trends

  • A Novel Genetic Algorithm with CDF5/3 Filter Based Lifting Scheme for Optimal Sensor Placement   Order a copy of this article
    by Ganesan T., Soumya Ranjan Nayak, Amandeep Singh Bhatia 
    Abstract: The generic algorithm has been receiving significant attention due to node placement problem in the field of sensor application in terms of machine learning. Sensor deployment is able to provide maximum coverage and maximum connectivity with less energy consumption to sustain the network lifetime. The maximum quality coverage problem has been solved successfully by evolutionary algorithm while placing node in optimal position. In evolutionary algorithm, genetic algorithm (GA) plays an important technique for deploying the sensor in the form of population matrix. However, the existing techniques unable to place sensor position perfectly. In this paper, a novel genetic algorithm with second generation wavelet transform (SGWT) is proposed for identifying optimal potential position for node placement. In order to improve the quality of population matrix, bi-orthogonal CohenDaubechiesFeauveau wavelet (CDF 5/3) has been employed. The proposed method is performed primarily to generate sensor position with different population. Subsequently, it can extend to CDF5/3 filter based lifting scheme to adjust the sensor position. The proposed method has been compared with random deployment, genetic algorithm and GA with CDF5/3 wavelets in terms of target to cover by the sensor. The result of the proposed method affirms better optimization as compared to state-of-art techniques.
    Keywords: Wireless senor network; Sensor deployment; Genetic algorithm; Lifting scheme; Target coverage.

  • Semantics Interoperability in the Internet of Things- State of the Art and Prospects   Order a copy of this article
    by Jameel Ahamed, Mohammad Ahsan Chishti 
    Abstract: Internet of Things is generally referred to as an internet world of little things with limited storage and processing ability, but facing communication, security, privacy, and interoperability issues. Further, Device, Network, Platform, Syntactic, and Semantic are the major interoperability issues in the Internet of Things. Smart objects, termed as interconnected devices, generate a huge chunk of heterogeneous data and its processing as well as usage becomes the challenge in IoT. Therefore, this heterogeneous Data is semantically annotated using linked vocabularies to make it interoperable information. The main aim of this article is to have a deep understanding of semantic interoperability that will help in sharing heterogeneous data through the development of knowledge-based systems or common ontologies.
    Keywords: Internet of Things; Semantic Interoperability; Ontology; Heterogeneous Data.

  • Impact of Contacts for Message Copies, Mobile Nodes and Buffer Size in Delay-Tolerant Networks   Order a copy of this article
    by Md. Sharif Hossen, Khaleel Ahmad, Khairol Amali Bin Ahmad 
    Abstract: Delay tolerant network (DTN) is a kind of mobile ad hoc networks where there are no predefined routes from one node to other. This network is used often in some areas of applications such as disaster management, military communications, emergency communications, and wild life tracking services where the fixed infrastructures are not found. Under this network, the analysis of node contact is essential, without which, message copies will not be possible to deliver successfully from the source to the destination. In this research study, we take our concentration on single and multi-copy contact duration aware routing techniques and address the issues of the variation of mobile nodes, message copies and nodes buffer size. We have used a java unified opportunistic network environment (ONE) simulator. We observe that contact increases per hour with the increase of mobile nodes, while goes up and down for varying message copies and remains approximately the same for changing buffer size, i.e., buffer size does not affect the achievement of contacts. On the other hand, inter-contact time (ICT) is high at the beginning of the communication for three cases, i.e. for varying message copies, mobile nodes and buffer size. Higher contact time will result in higher ICT, and higher number of contacts in case of varying mobile nodes, while it will be slightly changed for varying message generation rate and fixed for varying buffer size.
    Keywords: Ad hoc network; contact; delivery; latency; message copies; routing; simulation.

  • Parameter Aware Utility Proportional Fairness Scheduling Technique in Communication Network   Order a copy of this article
    by Neeraj Kumar, Anwar Ahmad, Shashank Awasthi, Kavita Sharma 
    Abstract: The current paper suggests a parameter aware utility proportional fairness scheduling technique, in short PAPUF, for mixed traffic users. Both elastic traffic type (non-real time) users or inelastic traffic type (real-time) users are scheduled as per their corresponding performance metrics. Conventional techniques separately consider real-time users and non-real time users in resource scheduling. In different scenarios, such as high network traffic, less network coverage, and the case of radio resource constraint, the joint consideration of both elastic and inelastic traffic type users is needed for resource allocations. Further, some of the users can be left without getting radio resources in conventional rate allocating techniques. In the proposed technique, a utility function is defined for each elastic traffic and inelastic traffic type users. Then, it maximizes the total utilities by network utility maximization approach with considering scheduling parameters such as queue length, head of the line delay and experienced channel condition corresponding to each elastic and inelastic traffic user. Rate allocation based on queue awareness improves fairness among elastic traffic performing users, delay awareness improves QoS performance of inelastic traffic performing users and channel condition awareness improves the throughput of all users. Further, the network utility maximization approach provides minimum throughput to all users i.e. no users will be left without rate allocation. Simulation results of the proposed scheduling technique are compared with existing techniques, which show improved communication performance for users.
    Keywords: Utility Function; Proportional Fairness; Rate Allocation; Throughput; Queue; Delay; Logarithmic Function; Sigmoidal Function;.

  • TASRP: A Trust Aware Secure Routing Protocol for Wireless sensor networks   Order a copy of this article
    by Tayyab Khan, Karan Singh 
    Abstract: Over the last decade, considerable secure routing protocols with static sink have been developed for wireless sensor networks (WSNs) to achieve reliable routing paths as well as energy efficiency during information gathering and transmission. Security is vital for sensor networks since sensor devices communicate essential and private data. However, cryptographic security solutions have not proved suitable for wireless sensor networks since they impose high overhead as well as do not deal with severe internal attacks. Trust-based security models are efficient and reliable over traditional cryptographic schemes (e.g., encryption, key management schemes) to detect and alleviate various internal threats by estimating the trust scores of sensors nodes in a quantitative way. Trust models analyze the trustworthiness of each sensor node to improve reliability, quality of data, prevent damage, and adversely affect. This paper presents a realistic trust-based reliable routing (communication) strategy to counter selfish nodes based on the hybrid trust model. The proposed scheme (TASRP) is a multifactor routing approach that employs trust scores of nodes, residual energy, and path length to provide reliable routing paths among trusted nodes with reduced energy consumption. This multi-factor strategy helps in selecting trusted nodes to forward data and minimize energy consumption due to shorter routing paths. Simulation results show better performance in terms of robust trust values, throughput, packet delivery rate, and energy consumption of nodes.
    Keywords: WSN Routing Protocols; Trust; Security; Internal Threats.

  • Probabilistic Routing Protocol with Firefly Particle Swarm Optimisation for Delay Tolerant Networks Enhanced with Chaos Theory   Order a copy of this article
    by Siddhant Banyal, Kartik Krishna Bharadwaj, Deepak Kumar Sharma 
    Abstract: In this paper, we propose a proactive routing paradigm for Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs) using probabilistic routing implemented via Firefly Particle Swarm Optimisation(PSO) and optimised by chaos maps. Delay Tolerant Networks is a specific class of networks where there is absence of an end to end connectivity among nodes and are characterised by long or variable delays, asymmetric data rates and high error rates. The routing scheme considers the constrained environment of DTN nodes and implements a meta-heuristic paradigm to facilitate data transfer. The chaos maps further enhance the probabilistic routing parameters controlling brightness and ageing by enabling randomising them. The protocol is implemented on Opportunistic Network Environment simulator and its performance is compared with traditional DTN routing schemes across Delivery Probability, Average Latency, Overhead Ratio and Buffer Utilisation. The simulation results show that our proposed protocol, Firefly PRoPHET, performs better than its contemporary nature-inspired routing schemes such as Ant PRoPHET across the performance metrics and is suitable for implementation in DTN environment.
    Keywords: Chaotic Mapping; DTN; Firefly Algorithm; Nature Inspired Algorithm; Networks; Opportunistic Networks; Probabilistic Routing Using History of Encounters; Routing; Store and Forward.

  • Hierarchical Search Based Routing Protocol for Infrastructure Based Opportunistic Networks   Order a copy of this article
    by Deepak Kumar Sharma, Sanjay Kumar Dhurandher, Shiv Kumar 
    Abstract: Opportunistic networks (OppNets) comprise of intermittently connected devices where there is no guarantee, that a predefined path from source to destination for message transmission exists. In such a sparsely connected network where nodes relay messages in an opportunistic manner, designing a routing protocol is a challenging task. Moreover, these routing challenges differ in many aspects for infrastructure-dependent OppNets and fully mobile infrastructure-independent OppNets.rnrnIn this paper, a novel routing protocol for infrastructure based OppNets called the Hierarchical Search Based Routing Protocol (HSBRP), has been proposed. This protocol combines the benefits of both fixed and mobile routing techniques, combating the disadvantages posed by each, to give better performance on a multitude of performance metrics like, no single point of failure, fault detection and communication capacity, etc. In the proposed protocol, nodes are arranged in a hierarchical fashion and interactions between different levels of nodes are only allowed through well-defined rules that boost message delivery probability and reduce the overhead of the network. The proposed protocol has been compared to the Global Ferrying Scheme (GFS) routing protocol which it outperforms on multiple performance criteria such as total number of messages delivered and overhead ratio, while varying the speed of nodes, the number of nodes and the speed of ferries.
    Keywords: Opportunistic Networks (OppNets); Wireless charging; Selfish nodes; Incentive scheme; The Opportunistic Network Environment (ONE) Simulator.

  • Managing Levels of CO2 In A Tunnel Using Oppnet Virtual Machine   Order a copy of this article
    by Shuroug Almayouf, Atheer Altamimi, Fatemah Kharrat, Hessah Alsaidan, Nabaa Alqahtani, Sarah Bin Nafisah, Mai Alduailij 
    Abstract: This work aims at managing levels of CO2 inside King Abdulaziz Road Tunnel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, by using heterogeneous systems and devices that can interact with each other autonomously through various communication media. This can be achieved by providing a tunnel with sensors that can detect the increased levels of CO2 and then search for available devices that can help in achieving the goal which is providing a tunnel with good ventilation system. The sensors should be able to interact with fans to refine the air inside the tunnel and a warning massage is sent to the billboard inside the tunnel to be displayed for drivers to take precautions. This can be done by using Oppnet Virtual Machine (OVM). OVM can be downloaded to any device making it oppnet-enabled. Our goal of managing levels of CO2 inside the tunnel can be achieved by making the sensors, fans and the billboard oppnet-enabled devices to interact with each other and share resources autonomously. The results show that the success rate is 93%, and the time required for our oppnet to succeed is within 7 seconds.
    Keywords: ad hoc networks; CO2 level; heterogeneous systems; opportunistic networks; resource sharing; resource utilization networks; tunnels.