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  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Augmented Node Placement Model in -WSN Through Multiobjective Approach

    Kalaipriyan Thirugnansambandam1, Debnath Bhattacharyya2, Jaroslav Frnda3, Dinesh Kumar Anguraj2, Jan Nedoma4,*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.69, No.3, pp. 3629-3644, 2021, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2021.018939

    Abstract In Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), coverage and connectivity are the vital challenges in the target-based region. The linear objective is to find the positions to cover the complete target nodes and connectivity between each sensor for data forwarding towards the base station given a grid with target points and a potential sensor placement position. In this paper, a multiobjective problem on target-based WSN (t-WSN) is derived, which minimizes the number of deployed nodes, and maximizes the cost of coverage and sensing range. An Evolutionary-based Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm-II (NSGA-II) is incorporated to tackle this multiobjective problem… More >

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    ARTICLE

    An Optimized Design of Antenna Arrays for the Smart Antenna Systems

    Fahd N. Al-Wesabi1,2,*, Murad A. A. Almekhlafi3, Huda G. Iskandar2,4, Adnan Zain5, Saleh Alzahrani6, Mohammed Alamgeer6, Nadhem Nemri6, Sami Dhabi6, Mohammad Medani6, Ali. M. Al-Sharafi2,7

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.69, No.2, pp. 1979-1994, 2021, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2021.018390

    Abstract In recent years, there has been an increasing demand to improve cellular communication services in several aspects. The aspect that received the most attention is improving the quality of coverage through using smart antennas which consist of array antennas. this paper investigates the main characteristics and design of the three types of array antennas of the base station for better coverage through simulation (MATLAB) which provides field and strength patterns measured in polar and rectangular coordinates for a variety of conditions including broadsides, ordinary End-fire, and increasing directivity End-fire which is typically used in smart More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Optimizing the Software Testing Problem Using Search-Based Software Engineering Techniques

    Hissah A. Ben Zayed, Mashael S. Maashi*

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.29, No.1, pp. 307-318, 2021, DOI:10.32604/iasc.2021.017239

    Abstract Software testing is a fundamental step in the software development lifecycle. Its purpose is to evaluate the quality of software applications. Regression testing is an important testing methodology in software testing. The purpose of regression testing is to validate the software after each change of its code. This involves adding new test cases to the test suite and running the test suite as the software changes, making the test suite larger. The cost and time of the project are affected by the test suite size. The challenge is to run regression testing with a smaller… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Automatic PSO Based Path Generation Technique for Data Flow Coverage

    Ahmed S. Ghiduk1,*, Moheb R. Girgis3, Eman Hassan2,4, Sultan Aljahdali1

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.29, No.1, pp. 147-164, 2021, DOI:10.32604/iasc.2021.015708

    Abstract Path-based testing involves two main steps: 1) finding all paths throughout the code under test; 2) creating a test suite to cover these paths. Unfortunately, covering all paths in the code under test is impossible. Path-based testing could be achieved by targeting a subset of all feasible paths that satisfy a given testing criterion. Then, a test suite is created to execute this paths subset. Generating those paths is a key problem in path testing. In this paper, a new path testing technique is presented. This technique employs Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) for generating a… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Energy-Efficient Deployment of Water Quality Sensor Networks

    Qian Sun1,2, Zhiping Shen1,2, Jinglin Liang1,2, Xiaoyi Wang1,2,*, Jiping Xu1,2, Li Wang1,2, Huiyan Zhang1,2, Jiabin Yu1,2, Ning Cao3, Ruichao Wang4

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.68, No.3, pp. 3967-3977, 2021, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2021.017252

    Abstract Water quality sensor networks are promising tools for the exploration of oceans. Some key areas need to be monitored effectively. Water quality sensors are deployed randomly or uniformly, however, and understanding how to deploy sensor nodes reasonably and realize effective monitoring of key areas on the basis of monitoring the whole area is an urgent problem to be solved. Additionally, energy is limited in water quality sensor networks. When moving sensor nodes, we should extend the life cycle of the sensor networks as much as possible. In this study, sensor nodes in non-key monitored areas… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Thermodynamics Inspired Co-operative Self-Organization of Multiple Autonomous Vehicles

    Ayesha Maqbool1,*, Farkhanda Afzal2, Tauseef Rana3, Alina Mirza4

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.28, No.3, pp. 653-667, 2021, DOI:10.32604/iasc.2021.017506

    Abstract This paper presents a co-operative, self-organisation method for Multiple Autonomous Vehicles aiming to share surveillance responsibilities. Spatial organization or formation configuration of multiple vehicles/agents’ systems is crucial for a team of agents to achieve their mission objectives. In this paper we present simple yet efficient thermodynamic inspired formation control framework. The proposed method autonomously allocates region of surveillance to each vehicle and also re-adjusts the area of their responsibilities during the mission. It provides framework for heterogeneous UAVs to scatter themselves optimally in order to provide maximum coverage of a given area. The method is… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Green5G: Enhancing Capacity and Coverage in Device-to-Device Communication

    Abdul Rehman Javed1,*, Rabia Abid2, Bakhtawar Aslam2, Hafiza Ammara Khalid2, Mohammad Zubair Khan3, Omar H. Alhazmi3, Muhammad Rizwan2

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.67, No.2, pp. 1933-1950, 2021, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2021.015272

    Abstract With the popularity of green computing and the huge usage of networks, there is an acute need for expansion of the 5G network. 5G is used where energy efficiency is the highest priority, and it can play a pinnacle role in helping every industry to hit sustainability. While in the 5G network, conventional performance guides, such as network capacity and coverage are still major issues and need improvements. Device to Device communication (D2D) communication technology plays an important role to improve the capacity and coverage of 5G technology using different techniques. The issue of energy More >

  • Open Access

    REVIEW

    Automated Test Case Generation from Requirements: A Systematic Literature Review

    Ahmad Mustafa1, Wan M. N. Wan-Kadir1, Noraini Ibrahim1, Muhammad Arif Shah3,*, Muhammad Younas2, Atif Khan4, Mahdi Zareei5, Faisal Alanazi6

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.67, No.2, pp. 1819-1833, 2021, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2021.014391

    Abstract Software testing is an important and cost intensive activity in software development. The major contribution in cost is due to test case generations. Requirement-based testing is an approach in which test cases are derivative from requirements without considering the implementation’s internal structure. Requirement-based testing includes functional and nonfunctional requirements. The objective of this study is to explore the approaches that generate test cases from requirements. A systematic literature review based on two research questions and extensive quality assessment criteria includes studies. The study identifies 30 primary studies from 410 studies spanned from 2000 to 2018.… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    The Genetic Algorithm and Binary Search Technique in the Program Path Coverage for Improving Software Testing Using Big Data

    Aysh Alhroob1,*, Wael Alzyadat2, Ayad Tareq Imam1, Ghaith M. Jaradat3

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.26, No.4, pp. 725-733, 2020, DOI:10.32604/iasc.2020.010106

    Abstract Software program testing is the procedure of exercising a software component with a selected set of test cases as a way to discover defects and assess quality. Using software testing automation, especially the generating of testing data increases the effectiveness and efficiency of software testing as a whole. Instead of creating testing data from scratch, Big Data (BD) offers an important source of testing data. Although it is a good source, there is a need to select a proper set of testing data for the sake of selecting an optimal sub-domain input values from the… More >

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    ARTICLE

    A Multi-Objective Metaheuristics Study on Solving Constrained Relay Node Deployment Problem in WSNS

    Wenjie Yu, Xunbo Li, Hang Yang, Bo Huang

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.24, No.2, pp. 367-376, 2018, DOI:10.1080/10798587.2017.1294873

    Abstract This paper studies how to deploy relay nodes into traditional wireless sensor networks with constraint aiming to simultaneously optimize two important factors; average energy consumption and average network reliability. We consider tackling this multi-objective (MO) optimization problem with three metaheuristics, which employ greatly different evolutional strategies, and aim at an in-depth analysis of different performances of these metaheuristics to our problem. For this purpose, a statistical procedure is employed to analyse the results for confidence, in consideration of two MO quality metrics; hypervolume and coverage of two sets. After comprehensive analysis of the results, it More >

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