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Metaheuristic Resource Allocation Strategy for Cluster Based 6G Industrial Applications

Anwer Mustafa Hilal1,*, Lamia Osman Widaa2, Fahd N. Al-Wesabi3, Mohammad Medani3, Manar Ahmed Hamza1, Mesfer Al Duhayyim4

1 Department of Computer and Self Development, Preparatory Year Deanship, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, AlKharj, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Computer Science, King Khalid University, Muhayel Aseer, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, College of Community-Aflaj, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Anwer Mustafa Hilal. Email:

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 71(1), 667-681.


The emergence of Beyond 5G (B5G) and 6G networks translated personal and industrial operations highly effective, reliable, and gainful by speeding up the growth of next generation Internet of Things (IoT). Industrial equipment in 6G encompasses a huge number of wireless sensors, responsible for collecting massive quantities of data. At the same time, 6G network can take real-world intelligent decisions and implement automated equipment operations. But the inclusion of different technologies into the system increased its energy consumption for which appropriate measures need to be taken. This has become mandatory for optimal resource allocation in 6G-enabled industrial applications. In this scenario, the current research paper introduces a new metaheuristic resource allocation strategy for cluster-based 6G industrial applications, named MRAS-CBIA technique. MRAS-CBIA technique aims at accomplishing energy efficiency and optimal resource allocation in 6G-enabled industrial applications. The proposed MRAS-CBIR technique involves three major processes. Firstly, Weighted Clustering Technique (WCT) is employed to elect the optimal Cluster Heads (CHs) or coordinating agents with the help of three parameters namely, residual energy, distance, and node degree. Secondly, Decision Tree-based Location Prediction (DTLP) mechanism is applied to determine the exact location of Management Agent (MA). Finally, Fuzzy C-means with Tunicate Swarm Algorithm (FCM-TSA) is used for optimal resource allocation in 6G industrial applications. The performance of the proposed MRAS-CBIA technique was validated and the results were examined under different dimensions. The resultant experimental values highlighted the superior performance of MRAS-CBIR technique over existing state-of-the-art methods.


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A. Mustafa Hilal, L. Osman Widaa, F. N. Al-Wesabi, M. Medani, M. Ahmed Hamza et al., "Metaheuristic resource allocation strategy for cluster based 6g industrial applications," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 71, no.1, pp. 667–681, 2022.

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