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High Performance Priority Packets Scheduling Mechanism for Big Data in Smart Cities

Fawaz Alassery*
1 Department of Computer Engineering, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, Taif, 21944, Saudi Arabia
* Corresponding Author: Fawaz Alassery. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Algorithms in Real-World Applications and Theories)

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 72(1), 535-559.

Received 12 September 2021; Accepted 10 November 2021; Issue published 24 February 2022


Today, Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology paradigm which convinces many researchers for the purpose of achieving high performance of packets delivery in IoT applications such as smart cities. Interconnecting various physical devices such as sensors or actuators with the Internet may causes different constraints on the network resources such as packets delivery ratio, energy efficiency, end-to-end delays etc. However, traditional scheduling methodologies in large-scale environments such as big data smart cities cannot meet the requirements for high performance network metrics. In big data smart cities applications which need fast packets transmission ratio such as sending priority packets to hospitals for an emergency case, an efficient scheduling mechanism is mandatory which is the main concern of this paper. In this paper, we overcome the shortcoming issues of the traditional scheduling algorithms that are utilized in big data smart cities emergency applications. Transmission information about the priority packets between the source nodes (i.e., people with emergency cases) and the destination nodes (i.e., hospitals) is performed before sending the packets in order to reserve transmission channels and prepare the sequence of transmission of theses priority packets between the two parties. In our proposed mechanism, Software Defined Networking (SDN) with centralized communication controller will be responsible for determining the scheduling and processing sequences for priority packets in big data smart cities environments. In this paper, we compare between our proposed Priority Packets Deadline First scheduling scheme (PPDF) with existing and traditional scheduling algorithms that can be used in urgent smart cities applications in order to illustrate the outstanding network performance parameters of our scheme such as the average waiting time, packets loss rates, priority packets end-to-end delay, and efficient energy consumption.


Packets transmission; scheduling scheme in IoT; software defined networking; big data smart cities; applications for priority packets

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F. Alassery and . , "High performance priority packets scheduling mechanism for big data in smart cities," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 72, no.1, pp. 535–559, 2022.

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