Abstract—Till now, different mechanisms have been proposed for communication between cluster members and cluster head in hierarchical protocols. Most of them determine a same time for each cluster member to communicate with cluster head without regarding the nodes conditions. In this paper, we propose a novel scheduling mechanism based on Artificial Immune System (AIS) called AISSM. In this mechanism, the nodes with more information have a better chance for communicating with cluster head. In addition, the proposed mechanism provides the proper nodes distribution in each cluster using virtual clustering concept. We have simulated LEACH protocol and used proposed scheduling mechanism in it (LEACHAISSM) and then compared it with original LEACH protocol which uses TDMA scheduling mechanism (LEACHTDMA). The results of simulation show the effectiveness of the proposed mechanism.
Index Terms—Wireless sensor network; artificial immune system; leach protocol; scheduling mechanism.
The authors are with the Department of Computer Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar branch, Shoushtar, Iran (e-mail: email@example.com, Jamei@Qodsiau.ac.ir, Hagar_noori@yahoo.com).
Cite: Arash Nikdel, Seyed Mahdi Jameii, and Hagar Noori, "A Novel Scheduling Mechanism Based on Artificial Immune System for Communication between Cluster Head and Cluster Members in WSNs," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 333-337, 2012.