Analysis of Location Privacy Solutions in Wireless Sensor Networks

TitleAnalysis of Location Privacy Solutions in Wireless Sensor Networks
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsR. Rios, and J. Lopez
JournalIET Communications
Pagination2518 - 2532
Date PublishedNov 2011
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
ISSN Number1751-8628

Extensive work has been done on the protection of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) from the hardware to the application layer. However, only recently, the privacy preservation problem has drawn the attention of the research community because of its challenging nature. This problem is exacerbated in the domain of WSNs due to the extreme resource limitation of sensor nodes. In this paper we focus on the location privacy problem in WSNs, which allows an adversary to determine the location of nodes of interest to him. We provide a taxonomy of solutions based on the power of the adversary and the main techniques proposed by the various solutions. In addition, we describe and analyse the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches. Finally, we discuss some open challenges and future directions of research.

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