Energy efficient privacy preserved data gathering in wireless sensor networks having multiple sinks
Bahşi, Hayretdin and Levi, Albert (2009) Energy efficient privacy preserved data gathering in wireless sensor networks having multiple sinks. In: 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA 2009), Jeju, South Korea
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CSA.2009.5404315
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) generally have a many-to-one structure so that event information flows from sensors to a unique sink. In recent WSN applications, many-tomany structures are evolved due to need for conveying collected event information to multiple sinks at the same time. This study proposes an anonymity method bases on k-anonymity for preventing record disclosure of collected event information in WSNs. Proposed method takes the anonymity requirements of multiple sinks into consideration by providing different levels of privacy for each destination sink. Attributes, which may identify of an event owner, are generalized or encrypted in order to meet the different anonymity requirements of sinks. Privacy guaranteed event information can be multicasted to all sinks instead of sending to each sink one by one. Since minimization of energy consumption is an important design criteria for WSNs, our method enables us to multicast the same event information to multiple sinks and reduce energy consumption.
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