Physarum Inspired Connectivity and Restoration for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks

Abubakr Awad, Wei Pang, George M. Coghill

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Wireless sensor-actor networks (WSANs) are a core component of Internet of Things (IOT), and are useful for environments that are difficult and/or dangerous for sensors to be deployed deterministically. After random deployment, the sensors are required to disperse autonomously without central control to maximize the coverage and re-establish the connectivity of the network. In this paper, we propose a Physarum inspired self-healing autonomous network connectivity restoration algorithm that minimize movement overhead and keep load balance. The mechanism to select the alternative nodes only involves the one-hop information table, and depends on actor node location from base station (regions of k-influence), and residual energy. Our model achieved almost complete coverage, and fault repair in one or two rounds with minimal number of movement overhead.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUKCI 2018: Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems
EditorsAhmad Lotfi, Hamid Bouchachia, Alexander Gegov, Caroline Langensiepen, Martin McGinnity
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-97982-3
ISBN (Print)9783319979816
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event18th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence 2018 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sept 20187 Sept 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing


Conference18th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Physarum polycephalum
  • Hexagonal cellular automaton
  • Wireless sensor-actor networks
  • Connectivity
  • Fault repair


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