Fog-Based Pub/Sub Index with Boolean Expressions in the Internet of Industrial Vehicles

Yanhong Li, Wang Zhang, Rongbo Zhu, Guohui Li, Maode Ma, Lihchyun Shu, Changyin Luo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)


Structured publish/subscribe (pub/sub) is a promising technique adopted on kinds of vehicle applications of Internet of industrial vehicles (IoIV), which uses Boolean expressions to capture the items with thousands of different attributes, values and spatial locations, and then processes and analyzes the vast amounts of data collected to obtain users' interests. However, existing pub/sub work with Boolean expressions either ignores spatial requirement or focuses on Euclidean space. This paper aims to fill this gap by addressing the issue of fog-based spatial-textual pub/sub problem with Boolean expressions in IoIV. A novel hybrid index called RnetBE is proposed, which exquisitely organizes traffic network structure, Boolean expressions, and spatial information of subscriptions. And RnetBE can prune huge numbers of unqualified subscriptions based on both spatial constraint and Boolean expressions, thus achieving high efficiency in indexing and matching. Moreover, range-tree deletion and orderly group processing optimization techniques are proposed to save storage space and further improve the subscription pruning efficiency. Simulation results show that RnetBE and the proposed algorithm are efficient in terms of memory consumption and matching time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8454471
Pages (from-to)1629-1642
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Fog-Based Pub/Sub Index with Boolean Expressions in the Internet of Industrial Vehicles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this