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SAnoVs: Secure Anonymous Voting Scheme for clustered ad hoc networks

Komninos, N., Tselikis, C. & Douligeris, C. (2013). SAnoVs: Secure Anonymous Voting Scheme for clustered ad hoc networks. Paper presented at the 18th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (ISCC’13), 07 - 10 July 2013, Croatia.


In this paper we propose a secure anonymous voting scheme (SAnoVS) for re-clustering in the ad-hoc network. SAnoVS extends our previous work of degree-based clustering algorithms by achieving anonymity and confidentiality of the voting procedure applied to select new cluster heads. The security of SAnoVS is based on the difficulty of computing discrete logarithms over elliptic curves, the intractability of inverting a one-way hash function and the fact that only neighboring nodes contribute to the generation of a shared secret. Furthermore, we achieve anonymity since our scheme does not require any identification information as we make use of a polynomial equation system combined with pseudo-random coordinates. The security analysis of our scheme is demonstrated with several attacks scenarios.examined with several attack scenarios and experimental results.

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Publisher Keywords: Keywords-anonymity, voting clustering, shared key
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Software Reliability
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