Cluster-based routing for optimal communication in port logistics

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Wireless communication-based logistics in ports is a promising alternative for increasing the capacity of handling goods and containers. Efficient communication among various departments helps in reducing the delay caused for the transportation. In this paper, a novel routing protocol is proposed for routing the information about containers to different departments in ports so as to decrease the delay in transportation and hence increase the efficiency of port management. In the proposed work, a wireless network of all the departments in ports is formed, which have sensors acting as routers, radio frequency identification (RFID)-tagged containers as end devices and personal area network (PAN) coordinator as trust center. RFID readers read the information from RFID-tagged containers and pass information to the routers which in turn communicate with other routers for performing the tasks. For efficient communication to happen, a cluster-based routing algorithm is proposed in this paper. The proposed algorithm is analyzed in a simulation environment using network simulator and is found to have good performance in terms of delay and hop count when compared to the existing hierarchical tree routing protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Computing, Networking, and Informatics - Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Computing, Networking, and Informatics
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9788132216643
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Advanced Computing, Networking and Informatics, ICACNI 2013 - Raipur, India
Duration: 12-06-201314-06-2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advanced Computing, Networking and Informatics, ICACNI 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)


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