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BMFA: bi-directional multicast forwarding algorithm for RPL-based 6LoWPANs

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteroperability, Safety and Security in IoT
Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Conference, InterIoT 2016 and Third International Conference, SaSeIoT 2016, Paris, France, October 26-27, 2016, Revised Selected Papers
Publisher or commissioning bodySpringer International Publishing AG
Pages18-25
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319527277
ISBN (Print)9783319527260
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DateAccepted/In press - 6 Sep 2016
DatePublished (current) - 15 Feb 2017
Event2nd International Conference on Interoperability in IoT, InterIoT 2016 and 3rd International Conference on Safety and Security in IoT, SaSeIoT 2016 - Paris, France
Duration: 26 Oct 201627 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume190
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Interoperability in IoT, InterIoT 2016 and 3rd International Conference on Safety and Security in IoT, SaSeIoT 2016
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period26/10/1627/10/16

Abstract

In scenarios involving point-to-multipoint network traffic, transmitting to each destination individually with unicast may lead to poor utilisation of network bandwidth, excessive energy consumption caused by the high number of packets and suffers from low scalability as the number of destinations increases. An alternative approach, would be to use network-layer multicast, where packets are transmitted to multiple destinations simultaneously. In doing so, applications adopting a one-tomany communication paradigm may improve their energy efficiency and bandwidth utilisation. In this paper, we present Bi-directional Multicast Forwarding Algorithm (BMFA), a novel RPL-based multicast forwarding mechanism. BMFA improves its pre-predecessor SMRF in that it allows multicast traffic to travel both upwards as well as downwards in an RPL tree. At the same time, it retains SMRF’s low latency and very low energy consumption characteristics. Our performance evaluation results, conducted using the Contiki operating system, show that BMFA outperforms its rival Trickle Multicast/Multicast Protocol for Low power and Lossy Networks (TM/MPL), in terms of reducing both delay and energy consumption.

    Research areas

  • 6LoWPAN, Internet of things, IPv6 Multicast, Trickle, Wireless sensor networks

Event

2nd International Conference on Interoperability in IoT, InterIoT 2016 and 3rd International Conference on Safety and Security in IoT, SaSeIoT 2016

Duration26 Oct 201627 Oct 2016
CityParis
CountryFrance
SponsorsEuropean Alliance for Innovation (EAI) (External organisation)

Event: Conference

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    Rights statement: This is the author accepted manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via SpringerLink at https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-52727-7_3 . Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.

    Accepted author manuscript, 380 KB, PDF-document

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