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    Enhanced Hybrid Equilibrium Strategy in Fog-Cloud Computing Networks with Optimal Task Scheduling

    Muchang Rao, Hang Qin*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.2, pp. 2647-2672, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.050380

    Abstract More devices in the Intelligent Internet of Things (AIoT) result in an increased number of tasks that require low latency and real-time responsiveness, leading to an increased demand for computational resources. Cloud computing’s low-latency performance issues in AIoT scenarios have led researchers to explore fog computing as a complementary extension. However, the effective allocation of resources for task execution within fog environments, characterized by limitations and heterogeneity in computational resources, remains a formidable challenge. To tackle this challenge, in this study, we integrate fog computing and cloud computing. We begin by establishing a fog-cloud environment framework, followed by the formulation… More >

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    A Cooperated Imperialist Competitive Algorithm for Unrelated Parallel Batch Machine Scheduling Problem

    Deming Lei*, Heen Li

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.2, pp. 1855-1874, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.049480

    Abstract This study focuses on the scheduling problem of unrelated parallel batch processing machines (BPM) with release times, a scenario derived from the moulding process in a foundry. In this process, a batch is initially formed, placed in a sandbox, and then the sandbox is positioned on a BPM for moulding. The complexity of the scheduling problem increases due to the consideration of BPM capacity and sandbox volume. To minimize the makespan, a new cooperated imperialist competitive algorithm (CICA) is introduced. In CICA, the number of empires is not a parameter, and four empires are maintained throughout the search process. Two… More >

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    A Novel Scheduling Framework for Multi-Programming Quantum Computing in Cloud Environment

    Danyang Zheng, Jinchen Xv, Feng Yue, Qiming Du, Zhiheng Wang, Zheng Shan*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.2, pp. 1957-1974, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.048956

    Abstract As cloud quantum computing gains broader acceptance, a growing quantity of researchers are directing their focus towards this domain. Nevertheless, the rapid surge in demand for cloud-based quantum computing resources has led to a scarcity, which in turn hampers users from achieving optimal satisfaction. Therefore, cloud quantum computing service providers require a unified analysis and scheduling framework for their quantum resources and user jobs to meet the ever-growing usage demands. This paper introduces a new multi-programming scheduling framework for quantum computing in a cloud environment. The framework addresses the issue of limited quantum computing resources in cloud environments and ensures… More >

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    Research on Scheduling Strategy of Flexible Interconnection Distribution Network Considering Distributed Photovoltaic and Hydrogen Energy Storage

    Yang Li1,2, Jianjun Zhao2, Xiaolong Yang2, He Wang1,*, Yuyan Wang1

    Energy Engineering, Vol.121, No.5, pp. 1263-1289, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ee.2024.046784

    Abstract Distributed photovoltaic (PV) is one of the important power sources for building a new power system with new energy as the main body. The rapid development of distributed PV has brought new challenges to the operation of distribution networks. In order to improve the absorption ability of large-scale distributed PV access to the distribution network, the AC/DC hybrid distribution network is constructed based on flexible interconnection technology, and a coordinated scheduling strategy model of hydrogen energy storage (HS) and distributed PV is established. Firstly, the mathematical model of distributed PV and HS system is established, and a comprehensive energy storage… More >

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    An Elite-Class Teaching-Learning-Based Optimization for Reentrant Hybrid Flow Shop Scheduling with Bottleneck Stage

    Deming Lei, Surui Duan, Mingbo Li*, Jing Wang

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.1, pp. 47-63, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.049481

    Abstract Bottleneck stage and reentrance often exist in real-life manufacturing processes; however, the previous research rarely addresses these two processing conditions in a scheduling problem. In this study, a reentrant hybrid flow shop scheduling problem (RHFSP) with a bottleneck stage is considered, and an elite-class teaching-learning-based optimization (ETLBO) algorithm is proposed to minimize maximum completion time. To produce high-quality solutions, teachers are divided into formal ones and substitute ones, and multiple classes are formed. The teacher phase is composed of teacher competition and teacher teaching. The learner phase is replaced with a reinforcement search of the elite class. Adaptive adjustment on… More >

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    A Layered Energy-Efficient Multi-Node Scheduling Mechanism for Large-Scale WSN

    Xue Zhao, Shaojun Tao, Hongying Tang, Jiang Wang*, Baoqing Li*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.1, pp. 1335-1351, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.047996

    Abstract In recent years, target tracking has been considered one of the most important applications of wireless sensor network (WSN). Optimizing target tracking performance and prolonging network lifetime are two equally critical objectives in this scenario. The existing mechanisms still have weaknesses in balancing the two demands. The proposed heuristic multi-node collaborative scheduling mechanism (HMNCS) comprises cluster head (CH) election, pre-selection, and task set selection mechanisms, where the latter two kinds of selections form a two-layer selection mechanism. The CH election innovatively introduces the movement trend of the target and establishes a scoring mechanism to determine the optimal CH, which can… More >

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    Collaborative Charging Scheduling in Wireless Charging Sensor Networks

    Qiuyang Wang, Zhen Xu*, Lei Yang

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.1, pp. 1613-1630, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.047915

    Abstract Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have the trouble of limited battery power, and wireless charging provides a promising solution to this problem, which is not easily affected by the external environment. In this paper, we study the recharging of sensors in wireless rechargeable sensor networks (WRSNs) by scheduling two mobile chargers (MCs) to collaboratively charge sensors. We first formulate a novel sensor charging scheduling problem with the objective of maximizing the number of surviving sensors, and further propose a collaborative charging scheduling algorithm (CCSA) for WRSNs. In the scheme, the sensors are divided into important sensors and ordinary sensors. Two MCs… More >

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    Optimal Scheduling of Multiple Rail Cranes in Rail Stations with Interference Crane Areas

    Nguyen Vu Anh Duy, Nguyen Le Thai, Nguyen Huu Tho*

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.39, No.1, pp. 15-31, 2024, DOI:10.32604/iasc.2024.038272

    Abstract In this paper, we consider a multi-crane scheduling problem in rail stations because their operations directly influence the throughput of the rail stations. In particular, the job is not only assigned to cranes but also the job sequencing is implemented for each crane to minimize the makespan of cranes. A dual cycle of cranes is used to minimize the number of working cycles of cranes. The rail crane scheduling problems in this study are based on the movement of containers. We consider not only the gantry moves, but also the trolley moves as well as the re-handle cases are also… More >

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    Multi-Time Scale Optimal Scheduling of a Photovoltaic Energy Storage Building System Based on Model Predictive Control

    Ximin Cao*, Xinglong Chen, He Huang, Yanchi Zhang, Qifan Huang

    Energy Engineering, Vol.121, No.4, pp. 1067-1089, 2024, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.046783

    Abstract Building emission reduction is an important way to achieve China’s carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals. Aiming at the problem of low carbon economic operation of a photovoltaic energy storage building system, a multi-time scale optimal scheduling strategy based on model predictive control (MPC) is proposed under the consideration of load optimization. First, load optimization is achieved by controlling the charging time of electric vehicles as well as adjusting the air conditioning operation temperature, and the photovoltaic energy storage building system model is constructed to propose a day-ahead scheduling strategy with the lowest daily operation cost. Second, considering inter-day to… More >

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    MCWOA Scheduler: Modified Chimp-Whale Optimization Algorithm for Task Scheduling in Cloud Computing

    Chirag Chandrashekar1, Pradeep Krishnadoss1,*, Vijayakumar Kedalu Poornachary1, Balasundaram Ananthakrishnan1,2

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.78, No.2, pp. 2593-2616, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.046304

    Abstract Cloud computing provides a diverse and adaptable resource pool over the internet, allowing users to tap into various resources as needed. It has been seen as a robust solution to relevant challenges. A significant delay can hamper the performance of IoT-enabled cloud platforms. However, efficient task scheduling can lower the cloud infrastructure’s energy consumption, thus maximizing the service provider’s revenue by decreasing user job processing times. The proposed Modified Chimp-Whale Optimization Algorithm called Modified Chimp-Whale Optimization Algorithm (MCWOA), combines elements of the Chimp Optimization Algorithm (COA) and the Whale Optimization Algorithm (WOA). To enhance MCWOA’s identification precision, the Sobol sequence… More >

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