Scaling complexity comparison of an ACO-based routing algorithm used as an IoT network core
This paper proposes a routing method that is based on an Ant Colony Algorithm (ACO) for minimizing energy consumption in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The routing method is used as the backbone of the Internet of Things (IoT) platform. It also considers the critical design issues of a WSN, such as the energy constraint of sensor nodes, network load balancing, and sensor density in the field. Special attention is paid to the impact of network scaling on the performance of the ACO-based routing algorithm.