Source Location Privacy Considerations in Wireless Sensor Networks

TitleSource Location Privacy Considerations in Wireless Sensor Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsR. Rios, and J. Lopez
EditorL. Fuentes, N. Gámez, and J. Bravo
Conference Name4th International Symposium of Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI’10)
Pagination29 - 38
Date PublishedSept.
Conference LocationValencia (Spain)
ISBN Number978-84-92812-61-5

Wireless Sensor Networks are considered to be one of the cornerstones of Ambient Intelligence since they can be used in countless applications, where sensors are unobtrusively embedded into the environment to perform operations like monitoring, tracking and reporting. In such scenarios, privacy issues must be carefully considered since the mere observation of the network operation might reveal great amounts of private information to unauthorised parties. One of the problems that is gaining more attention in the realm of privacy, is the location privacy problem, which aims to prevent an attacker from obtaining the location of specific nodes of interest to him. In this paper we provide a general overview of the proposed solutions to counter this threat. Finally, we will also discuss some open challenges and future directions of research for a convenient management of privacy issues in smart environments.

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