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Intelligent Optimization-Based Clustering with Encryption Technique for Internet of Drones Environment

Dalia H. Elkamchouchi1, Jaber S. Alzahrani2, Hany Mahgoub3,4, Amal S. Mehanna5, Anwer Mustafa Hilal6,*, Abdelwahed Motwakel6, Abu Sarwar Zamani6, Ishfaq Yaseen6

1 Department of Information Technology, College of Computer and Information Sciences, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, P.O. Box 84428, Riyadh 11671, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering at Alqunfudah, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Computer Science, College of Science & Art at Mahayil, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
4 Faculty of Computers and Information, Computer Science Department, Menoufia University, Egypt
5 Department of Digital Media, Faculty of Computers and Information Technology, Future University in Egypt, New Cairo 11845, Egypt
6 Department of Computer and Self Development, Preparatory Year Deanship, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, AlKharj, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Anwer Mustafa Hilal. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 73(3), 6617-6634.


The recent technological developments have revolutionized the functioning of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)-based industries with the development of Internet of Things (IoT). Internet of Drones (IoD) is a division under IoT and is utilized for communication amongst drones. While drones are naturally mobile, it undergoes frequent topological changes. Such alterations in the topology cause route election, stability, and scalability problems in IoD. Encryption is considered as an effective method to transmit the images in IoD environment. The current study introduces an Atom Search Optimization based Clustering with Encryption Technique for Secure Internet of Drones (ASOCE-SIoD) environment. The key objective of the presented ASOCE-SIoD technique is to group the drones into clusters and encrypt the images captured by drones. The presented ASOCE-SIoD technique follows ASO-based Cluster Head (CH) and cluster construction technique. In addition, signcryption technique is also applied to effectually encrypt the images captured by drones in IoD environment. This process enables the secure transmission of images to the ground station. In order to validate the efficiency of the proposed ASOCE-SIoD technique, several experimental analyses were conducted and the outcomes were inspected under different aspects. The comprehensive comparative analysis results established the superiority of the proposed ASOCE-SIoD model over recent approaches.


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APA Style
Elkamchouchi, D.H., Alzahrani, J.S., Mahgoub, H., Mehanna, A.S., Hilal, A.M. et al. (2022). Intelligent optimization-based clustering with encryption technique for internet of drones environment. Computers, Materials & Continua, 73(3), 6617-6634.
Vancouver Style
Elkamchouchi DH, Alzahrani JS, Mahgoub H, Mehanna AS, Hilal AM, Motwakel A, et al. Intelligent optimization-based clustering with encryption technique for internet of drones environment. Comput Mater Contin. 2022;73(3):6617-6634
IEEE Style
D.H. Elkamchouchi et al., "Intelligent Optimization-Based Clustering with Encryption Technique for Internet of Drones Environment," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 6617-6634. 2022.

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