Title: Fast mobility control protocols with sink location protection in wireless sensor networks

Authors: Xiao Chen, Qijun Gu, Zhen Jiang, Jie Wu

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383, USA. ' Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA

Abstract: In this paper, we propose several novel fast converging mobility control protocols to achieve optimal deployment for streaming data flows in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). We also identify a unique sink privacy issue in mobility control protocols and propose a new privacy-preserving scheme which can be integrated into mobility control protocols to protect the sink. The simulation and performance analysis show that the proposed privacy-preserving mobility control protocols, with the sink node well-protected, can reach near-optimal results in terms of convergence speed, energy consumption and the communication cost.

Keywords: anonymity; mobility control; privacy preservation; sink location protection; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; wireless networks; convergence speed; energy consumption; communication cost; optimal deployment; streaming data flows; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2011.040610

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2011 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.3 - 17

Available online: 07 Jun 2011 *

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