Title: Collaborative task execution with originator data security for weak devices

Authors: Sobit Bahadur Thapa; Qijun Gu

Addresses: Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA ' Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a secure framework for dispatching and completing tasks in a network of weak embedded devices, such as sensors. The framework allows a device to dispatch tasks to other remote devices so that the remote devices can utilise their idle resources to help the execution of the tasks. The framework also ensures that the secure data of the originating devices will not be disclosed with the tasks that are dispatched to the helping devices. The framework is implemented with TinyOS and MICAz motes for evaluation. The results show that the framework achieves the desired security with little overhead and is feasible to weak devices.

Keywords: collaborative computing; data security; weak devices; sensor networks; remote execution; collaborative task execution; collaboration; embedded systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2016.078175

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2016 Vol.21 No.2, pp.67 - 81

Received: 07 Jan 2014
Accepted: 23 Aug 2014

Published online: 05 Aug 2016 *

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