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The Lord of the Sense: A Privacy Preserving Reputation System for Participatory Sensing Applications

Michalas, A. & Komninos, N. (2014). The Lord of the Sense: A Privacy Preserving Reputation System for Participatory Sensing Applications. Paper presented at the 19th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (ISCC’2014), 23rd - 26th June 2014, Madeira, Portugal.


Electronic devices we use on a daily basis collect sensitive information without preserving user’s privacy. In this paper, we propose the lord of the sense (LotS), a privacy pre- serving reputation system for participatory sensing applications. Our system maintains the privacy and anonymity of information with the use of cryptographic techniques and combines voting approaches to support users’ reputation. Furthermore, LotS maintains accountability by tracing back a misbehaving user while maintaining k-anonymity. A detailed security analysis is presented with the current advantages and disadvantages of our system.

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Publisher Keywords: Participatory sensing, distributed sensing, urban sensing, privacy, anonymity, security, reputation systems
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Software Reliability
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