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Study Results from University of Technology Provide New Insights into Telecommunications (Bio-inspired routing protocol for WSN-based smart grid applications in the context of Industry 4.0)

Telecommunications Daily

2019 SEP 09 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Telecommunications Daily -- Investigators discuss new findings in Telecommunications. According to news reporting originating in Johor Baharu, Malaysia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “Recently, the advences of Industry 4.0 have paved the way for a systematical deployment of the smart grid (SG) to manage continuously growing energy demand of the 21st century. This even allows the fourth stage of the industrial revolution in the power sector, which is known as the smart grid industry (SGI) 4.0.”

Funders for this research include Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Abdullah Gul Universitesini Destekleme Vakfi.

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Technology, “In SGI 4.0, the industrial wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and the Internet of Things are envisioned as key promising communication technologies for monitoring various SG applications due to their large-scale coverage, fault tolerance characteristics, and cost reduction. However, highly dynamic nature of the SG environments brings several unique challenges caused by systems and operating devices. This results in hampering the quality-of-service communication requirements for WSNs-based SG applications. In SGI 4.0, the routing infrastructure not only requires a reliable but also fulfills the communication requirements of diverse SG applications. Thus, a sophisticated, reliable and QoS-aware multi-hop communications network architecture enabling a real-time exchange of data for various WSNs-based SG applications is essential in SGI 4.0. Hence, this paper proposes a novel bio-inspired self-optimized butterfly mating optimization-based data gathering routing scheme called Self-optimized Intelligent routing protocol (SIRP) for WSNs-based SG applications.”

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “The extensive simulations reveal that the proposed scheme achieves its defined goals compared to existing routing schemes designed for WSNs-based applications.”

For more information on this research see: Bio-inspired routing protocol for WSN-based smart grid applications in the context of Industry 4.0. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 2019;30(8):. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies can be contacted at: Wiley, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.A. Ngadi, University of Technology, Dept. of Computer Sciences, Johor Baharu, Malaysia. Additional authors for this research include M. Faheem, V.C. Gungor, R.A. Butt, B. Raza, M.W. Ashraf and S. Begum.

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