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Memetic Optimization with Cryptographic Encryption for Secure Medical Data Transmission in IoT-Based Distributed Systems

Srinath Doss1, Jothi Paranthaman2, Suseendran Gopalakrishnan3, Akila Duraisamy3, Souvik Pal4, Balaganesh Duraisamy5, Chung Le Van6,*, Dac-Nhuong Le7

1 Faculty of Computing, Botho University, Gaborone, Botswana
2 Department of Computer Science, Gaborone University College of Law and Professional Studies, Gaborone, Botswana
3 Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies, Chennai, 600117, India
4 Global Institute of Management and Technology, West Bengal, 741102, India
5 Faculty of Computer Science and Multimedia, Lincoln University College, Kelantan, 15050, Malaysia
6 Center for Visualization & Simulation, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, 550000, Vietnam
7 Faculty of Information Technology, Haiphong University, Haiphong, 180000, Vietnam

* Corresponding Author: Chung Le Van. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2021, 66(2), 1577-1594.


In the healthcare system, the Internet of Things (IoT) based distributed systems play a vital role in transferring the medical-related documents and information among the organizations to reduce the replication in medical tests. This datum is sensitive, and hence security is a must in transforming the sensational contents. In this paper, an Evolutionary Algorithm, namely the Memetic Algorithm is used for encrypting the text messages. The encrypted information is then inserted into the medical images using Discrete Wavelet Transform 1 level and 2 levels. The reverse method of the Memetic Algorithm is implemented when extracting a hidden message from the encoded letter. To show its precision, equivalent to five RGB images and five Grayscale images are used to test the proposed algorithm. The results of the proposed algorithm were analyzed using statistical methods, and the proposed algorithm showed the importance of data transfer in healthcare systems in a stable environment. In the future, to embed the privacy-preserving of medical data, it can be extended with blockchain technology.


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S. Doss, J. Paranthaman, S. Gopalakrishnan, A. Duraisamy, S. Pal et al., "Memetic optimization with cryptographic encryption for secure medical data transmission in iot-based distributed systems," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 66, no.2, pp. 1577–1594, 2021.

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