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    A Knowledge-Based Path Optimization Technique for Cognitive Nodes in Smart Grid

    Qureshi, Nawab Muhammad Faseeh, Bashir, Ali Kashif, Siddiqui, Isma Farah, Abbas, Asad, Choi, Keehyun and Shin, Dong Ryeol (2018) A Knowledge-Based Path Optimization Technique for Cognitive Nodes in Smart Grid. In: GLOBECOM 2018 - 2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, 09 December 2018 - 13 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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    The cognitive network uses cognitive processes to record data transmission rate among nodes and applies self-learning methods to trace data load points for finding optimal transmission path in the distributed computing environment. Several industrial systems, e.g., data centers, smart grids, etc., have adopted this cognitive paradigm and retrieved the least HOP count paths for processing huge datasets with minimum resource consumption. Therefore, this technique works well in transmitting structured data such as `XML', however, if the data is in unstructured format i.e. `RDF', the transmission technique wraps it with the same layout of payload and eventually returns inaccuracy in calculating traces of data load points due to the abnormal payload layout. In this paper, we propose a knowledge-based optimal routing path analyzer (RORP) that resolves the transmission wrapping issue of the payload by introducing a novel RDF-aware payload-layout. The proposed analyzer uses the enhanced payload layout to transmit unstructured RDF triples with an append pheromone (footsteps) value through cognitive nodes towards the semantic reservoir. The grid performs analytics and returns least HOP count path for processing huge RDF datasets in the cognitive network. The simulation results show that the proposed approach effectively returns the least HOP count path, enhances network performance by minimizing the resource consumption at each of the cognitive nodes and reduces traffic congestion through knowledge-based HOP count analytics technique in the cognitive environment of the smart grid.

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