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Security and Communication Networks
Volume 2018, Article ID 3729046, 13 pages
Research Article

Secure Data Delivery with Linear Network Coding for Multiple Multicasts with Multiple Streams in Internet of Things

School of Computer Science and Technology, Soochow University, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Yihuai Wang; nc.ude.adus@wiauhiy

Received 15 January 2018; Accepted 2 May 2018; Published 13 June 2018

Academic Editor: Pedro Peris-Lopez

Copyright © 2018 Lianmin Shi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


With the rapid developments of Internet of Things (IoT), tremendous number of sensors are deployed in the environment to monitor and collect different types of information. When a group of sensors located with the same location (or area) should deliver their data to a set of users and they have connected with the same network device, e.g., base station or access point, the data delivery between them and their users can be treated as a single source multicast in the core network from the network device connected with them to the network devices connected with their users. Generally, in such a case, multiple multicast sessions exist in the network simultaneously. In this paper, we study two major considerations, i.e., transmission throughput and information security, for multiple multicasts with multiple streams in IoT by using linear network coding (LNC). Specifically, we jointly consider the transmission rate allocation, transmission topology selection, and secure LNC design for multiple multicasts to maximize the total secure weighted throughput (SWT), which is referred to as the secure delivery for multiple multicasts with multiple streams (SMMS) problem. To this end, we firstly consider the SMMS problem in the case that each sensor is connected with a fixed network device. We then study the SMMS problem when the source of each multicast can be selected from a set of nodes. For the first case, we formulate it to be a linear programming (LP), based on which we give the MORT algorithm to optimally solve it. On the other hand, for the second case, we first formulate it to be an integer linear programming (ILP) and then propose an efficient MBLP algorithm based on linear programming relaxation to obtain a suboptimal solution. Finally, we conduct extensive simulations to show the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed algorithms.