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

Ghaleb, Baraq; Al-Dubai, Ahmed; Ekonomou, Elias; Gharib, Wajeb; Mackenzi, Lewis; Bani Khala, Mustafa

Authors

Elias Ekonomou

Wajeb Gharib

Lewis Mackenzi

Mustafa Bani Khala



Abstract

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

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 2018 IEEE 20th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications; IEEE 16th International Conference on Smart City; IEEE 4th International Conference on Data Science and Systems (HPCC/SmartCity/DSS)
Start Date Jun 28, 2018
End Date Jun 30, 2018
Online Publication Date Jan 24, 2019
Publication Date 2019
Deposit Date Jan 25, 2022
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Book Title 2018 IEEE 20th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications; IEEE 16th International Conference on Smart City; IEEE 4th International Conference on Data Science and Systems (HPCC/SmartCity/DSS)
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/hpcc/smartcity/dss.2018.00151
Keywords Internet of Things, Low power and Lossy Networks, RPL, Trickle Algorithm, Routing Maintenance
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2837726