Sensors 2011, 11(9), 8227-8240; doi:10.3390/s110908227
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A Study on Group Key Agreement in Sensor Network Environments Using Two-Dimensional Arrays

1 Department of Computer Science, Soongsil University, Sangdo-Dong, Dongjak-Gu, Seoul 156-743, Korea 2 Department of Internet Information, Seoil University, Seoildaehak-gil 22, Jungnang-Gu, Seoul 131-702, Korea 3 Department of Multimedia, Hannam University, 133 Ojung-dong, 133 Ojeong-dong, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon 306-791, Korea
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Received: 26 July 2011; in revised form: 16 August 2011 / Accepted: 22 August 2011 / Published: 25 August 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from FGIT 2010)
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Abstract: These days, with the emergence of the concept of ubiquitous computing, sensor networks that collect, analyze and process all the information through the sensors have become of huge interest. However, sensor network technology fundamentally has wireless communication infrastructure as its foundation and thus has security weakness and limitations such as low computing capacity, power supply limitations and price. In this paper, and considering the characteristics of the sensor network environment, we propose a group key agreement method using a keyset pre-distribution of two-dimension arrays that should minimize the exposure of key and personal information. The key collision problems are resolved by utilizing a polygonal shape’s center of gravity. The method shows that calculating a polygonal shape’s center of gravity only requires a very small amount of calculations from the users. The simple calculation not only increases the group key generation efficiency, but also enhances the sense of security by protecting information between nodes.
Keywords: sensor network; group key agreement; two-dimensional array; key pre-distribution; quorum system

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Jang, S.-J.; Lee, Y.-G.; Lee, K.-H.; Kim, T.-H.; Jun, M.-S. A Study on Group Key Agreement in Sensor Network Environments Using Two-Dimensional Arrays. Sensors 2011, 11, 8227-8240.

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Jang S-J, Lee Y-G, Lee K-H, Kim T-H, Jun M-S. A Study on Group Key Agreement in Sensor Network Environments Using Two-Dimensional Arrays. Sensors. 2011; 11(9):8227-8240.

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Jang, Seung-Jae; Lee, Young-Gu; Lee, Kwang-Hyung; Kim, Tai-Hoon; Jun, Moon-Seog. 2011. "A Study on Group Key Agreement in Sensor Network Environments Using Two-Dimensional Arrays." Sensors 11, no. 9: 8227-8240.

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