Enhanced Robustness Strategy for IoT in Smart Cities Based on Data Driven Approach

  • Talha Naeem Qureshi
  • Nadeem JavaidEmail author
  • Suhail Ashfaq Butt
  • Wahab Khan
  • Sabir Ali Changazi
  • Muhammad Mudassar Iqbal
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 927)


Numerous fields have wide range of applications regarding Internet of Things (IoT) specially smart cities. Due to increasing day to day growth in number of applications, there is exponential rise in requirement of IoT devices. IoT network is becoming complex persistently which brings the significant challenge to the robustness of network topology. IoT is the backbone of smart cities due to inter connecting wide range of devices and converting a conventional city to smart city. To improve network topology robustness against targeted, malicious and intentional attacks have become a critical issue. To deal with the problem in this article, Enhanced Angle Sum Operation (EASO) ROSE is presented. Proposed scheme improves the robustness of network topology without effecting node degree distribution and scale-free property. Topology robustness is achieved by degree difference and angle sum operations. Extensive simulation results verify that our proposed scheme efficiently generate scale-free typologies for IoT in smart cities and significantly improve topology robustness against malicious and targeted attacks.


Topology robustness Data driven Internet of Things Scale-free networks Malicious attacks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Talha Naeem Qureshi
    • 1
  • Nadeem Javaid
    • 1
    Email author
  • Suhail Ashfaq Butt
    • 2
  • Wahab Khan
    • 3
  • Sabir Ali Changazi
    • 4
  • Muhammad Mudassar Iqbal
    • 4
  1. 1.COMSATS University IslamabadIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Division of Science and TechnologyUniversity of EducationLahorePakistan
  3. 3.Beijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  4. 4.Riphah International UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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