Journal of Computer Networks and Communications

Privacy and Security in Wireless Sensor Networks: Protocols, Algorithms, and Efficient Architectures


Publishing date
16 Nov 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
29 Jun 2012

Lead Editor

1Chair in Programmable Electronic Systems, Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

2UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

3Cryptography and Information Security, Universitè Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

4Chair in Wireless Electronic Systems, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy


Privacy and Security in Wireless Sensor Networks: Protocols, Algorithms, and Efficient Architectures

Description

In the last years, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have experienced a rapid growth with a huge interest from both academia and industry. Their applications include natural disaster warning (e.g., fire prevention, earthquakes early detection, etc.), environmental monitoring, surveillance, logistics, body area networks for health and wellness, domotic networks for smart homes, and smart city services such as mobility, energy efficiency, advertising, and technical aid to elderly or disabled people.

The widespread deployment of WSN nodes and their interconnection through personal, local, or metropolitan area networks poses several challenges in terms of privacy and security of the network and of the access to data. Moreover, collecting data from a distributed sensor network and extracting the correct information in the host side has several issues in terms of integrity of data, fusion of data coming from multiple sensor sources, and data mining. New algorithms and protocols have to be developed, but this is only a part of the problem. Indeed the nodes of a WSN have limited resources in terms of computational and memory capability and have stringent constraints in terms of compact size, low power consumption, and power management. Therefore, advanced, efficient protocols and algorithms have to be implemented. Also, at the physical layer, new methods and architectures have to be explored for sensor analog front ends, digitization, and signal processing; low power implementation of the computing, storage, and wireless communication part; and compact and efficient design of antenna and wireless transceivers. To this aim, advanced packaging and 3-D integration technologies can be also exploited. Potentials topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Privacy issues, protocols, and algorithms for WSN
  • Privacy and security metrics and quantification in sensor networks
  • Security issues, protocols, and algorithms for WSN
  • Sensors data fusion and processing at node side (client) or host side in WSN
  • Power-efficient implementation of new protocol and algorithms for WSN
  • Compact antenna and low-power RF transceivers for WSN
  • Sensor signal acquisition, conditioning, and digitization
  • Application case studies
  • Standardization initiatives

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 528750
  • - Editorial

Privacy and Security in Wireless Sensor Networks: Protocols, Algorithms, and Efficient Architectures

Sergio Saponara | Agusti Solanas | ... | Bruno Neri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 781620
  • - Research Article

Operating Protocol and Networking Issues of a Telemedicine Platform Integrating from Wireless Home Sensors to the Hospital Information System

Massimiliano Donati | Tony Bacchillone | ... | Filippo Costalli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 710275
  • - Research Article

Untangling RFID Privacy Models

Iwen Coisel | Tania Martin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 392056
  • - Research Article

Wireless Sensing Based on RFID and Capacitive Technologies for Safety in Marble Industry Process Control

Fabrizio Iacopetti | Sergio Saponara | ... | Bruno Neri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 534512
  • - Review Article

Network Architecture, Security Issues, and Hardware Implementation of a Home Area Network for Smart Grid

Sergio Saponara | Tony Bacchillone
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 190639
  • - Research Article

Experimental Evaluation of a SIP-Based Home Gateway with Multiple Wireless Interfaces for Domotics Systems

Rosario G. Garroppo | Loris Gazzarrini | ... | Luca Tavanti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 863521
  • - Research Article

Delay-Tolerant, Low-Power Protocols for Large Security-Critical Wireless Sensor Networks

Claudio S. Malavenda | F. Menichelli | M. Olivieri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 184783
  • - Research Article

Selective Forwarding Attacks against Data and ACK Flows in Network Coding and Countermeasures

Yuanyuan Zhang | Marine Minier
Journal of Computer Networks and Communications
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