Telecommunication Systems

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 163–180 | Cite as

Providing trust in wireless sensor networks using a bio-inspired technique

  • Félix Gómez Mármol
  • Gregorio Martínez Pérez


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are becoming more and more spread and both industry and academia are focusing their research efforts in order to improve their applications. One of the first issues to solve in order to achieve that expected improvement is to assure a minimum level of security in such a restrictive environment. Even more, ensuring confidence between every pair of interacting nodes is a critical issue in this kind of networks. Under these conditions we present in this paper a bio-inspired trust and reputation model, called BTRM-WSN, based on ant colony systems aiming at providing trust and reputation in WSNs. Experiments and results demonstrate the accuracy, robustness and lightness of the proposed model in a wide set of situations.


Trust & reputation management Wireless sensor networks Bio-inspired algorithms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Félix Gómez Mármol
    • 1
  • Gregorio Martínez Pérez
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería de la Información y las ComunicacionesUniversity of MurciaMurciaSpain

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