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Sensors 2016, 16(4), 583; doi:10.3390/s16040583

Secure and Cost-Effective Distributed Aggregation for Mobile Sensor Networks

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School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
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School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Hunan University of Science and Engineering, 425199 Yongzhou, China
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Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Hosei University, 184-8584 Tokyo, Japan
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editors: Neal N. Xiong and Xuefeng Liang
Received: 13 December 2015 / Revised: 24 March 2016 / Accepted: 20 April 2016 / Published: 23 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mobile Sensor Computing: Theory and Applications)
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Abstract

Secure data aggregation (SDA) schemes are widely used in distributed applications, such as mobile sensor networks, to reduce communication cost, prolong the network life cycle and provide security. However, most SDA are only suited for a single type of statistics (i.e., summation-based or comparison-based statistics) and are not applicable to obtaining multiple statistic results. Most SDA are also inefficient for dynamic networks. This paper presents multi-functional secure data aggregation (MFSDA), in which the mapping step and coding step are introduced to provide value-preserving and order-preserving and, later, to enable arbitrary statistics support in the same query. MFSDA is suited for dynamic networks because these active nodes can be counted directly from aggregation data. The proposed scheme is tolerant to many types of attacks. The network load of the proposed scheme is balanced, and no significant bottleneck exists. The MFSDA includes two versions: MFSDA-I and MFSDA-II. The first one can obtain accurate results, while the second one is a more generalized version that can significantly reduce network traffic at the expense of less accuracy loss. View Full-Text
Keywords: secure data aggregation; mobile sensor networks; approximate aggregation; cost effective; dynamic networks; network security secure data aggregation; mobile sensor networks; approximate aggregation; cost effective; dynamic networks; network security
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Guo, K.; Zhang, P.; Ma, J. Secure and Cost-Effective Distributed Aggregation for Mobile Sensor Networks. Sensors 2016, 16, 583.

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