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Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology ; : 1-18, 2022.
Article in English | PubMed Central | ID: covidwho-2060160


This paper demonstrates, network-level performance analysis and implementation of smart city Internet of Things (IoT) system with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) level cloud computing architecture. The smart city IoT network topology performance is analyzed at the simulation level using the NS3 simulator by extracting most of the performance-deciding parameters. The performance-enhanced smart city topology is practically implemented in IaaS level architecture. The intended smart city IoT system can monitor the principal parameters like video surveillance with a thermal camera (to identify the virus-like COVID-19 infected people), transport, water quality, solar radiation, sound pollution, air quality (O3, NO2, CO, Particles), parking zones, iconic places, E-suggestions, PRO information over low power wide area network in 61.88 km × 61.88 km range. Primarily we have addressed the IoT network-level routing and quality of service (QoS) challenges and implementation level security challenges. The simulation level network topology analysis is performed to improve the routing and QoS. Blockchain technology-based decentralization is adopted to enrich the IoT system performance in terms of security.

1st International Conference on Advances in Computing and Future Communication Technologies, ICACFCT 2021 ; : 33-38, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2018770


With the periodic rise and fall of COVID-19 and countries being inflicted by its waves, an efficient, economic, and effortless diagnosis procedure for the virus has been the utmost need of the hour. Amongst the infected subjects, the asymptomatic ones need not be entirely free of symptoms caused by the virus. They might not show any observable symptoms like the symptomatic subjects, but they may differ from uninfected ones in the way they cough. These differences in the coughing sounds are minute and indiscernible to the human ear, however, these can be captured using machine learning models. In this paper, we present a deep learning approach to analyze the acoustic dataset provided in Track 1 of the DiCOVA 2021 Challenge containing cough sound recordings belonging to both COVID-19 positive and negative examples. To perform the classification we propose a ConvNet model. It achieved an AUC score percentage of 72.23 on a blind test set provided in the challenge for an unbiased evaluation of the models. Moreover, the ConvNet model incorporated with Data Augmentation further increased the AUC score percentage from 72.23 to 87.07. It also outperformed the DiCOVA 2021 Challenge's baseline model by 23% thus, claiming the top position on the DiCOVA 2021 Challenge leaderboard. This paper proposes the use of Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients as the input features to the proposed model. © 2021 IEEE.