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Increasing population density in urban centers demands adequate provision of services and infrastructure to meet the needs of city inhabitants, encompassing residents, workers, and visitors. The utilization of information and communications technologies to achieve this objective presents an opportunity for the development of smart cities, where city(More)
Emerging applications in Multihop Wireless Networks (MHWNs) require considerable processing power which often may be beyond the capability of individual nodes. Parallel processing provides a promising solution, which partitions a program into multiple small tasks and executes each task concurrently on independent nodes. However, multihop wireless(More)
A robust motion control system is essential for the linear motor (LM) based direct drive to provide high-speed and highprecision performance. This paper studies a systematic control design method using fast nonsingular terminal sliding mode (FNTSM) for an LM positioner. Compared with the conventional NTSM control, the FNTSM control can guarantee a faster(More)
OpenFlow has been envisioned as a promising approach to next-generation programmable and easyto-manage networks. However, the inherent heavy switchcontroller communications in OpenFlow may throttle controller responsiveness and, ultimately, network scalability. In this paper, we identify that a key cause of this problem lies in flow setup, and propose a(More)
The capabilities of sensor networking devices are increasing at a rapid pace. It is therefore not impractical to assume that future sensing operations will involve real time (inelastic) traffic, such as audio and video surveillance, which have strict bandwidth constraints. This in turn implies that future sensor networks will have to cater for a mix of(More)
The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) that effectively integrates cyber-physical space to create smart environments will undoubtedly have a plethora of applications in the near future. Meanwhile, it is also the key technological enabler to create smart cities, which will provide great benefits to our society. In this paper, four different IoT network(More)
This paper considers the flow control and resource allocation problem as applied to the generic multipath communication networks with heterogeneous applications. We propose a novel distributed algorithm, show and prove that among all the sources with positive increasing and bounded utilities (no need to be concave) in steady state, the utility max-min(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are well suited for environment monitoring. However, some highly specialized sensors (e.g. hydrological sensors) have high power demand, and without due care, they can exhaust the battery supply quickly. Taking measurements with this kind of sensors can also overwhelm the communication resources by far. One way to reduce the(More)
Motivated by the limitations of current optimal flow control approach, we develop a new utility max-min flow control framework using classic sliding mode control. It consists of a source algorithm and a binary congestion feedback mechanism, in which only the sources with the highest utility at each congested link are required to reduce their transmission(More)