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KALwEN+: Practical Key Management Schemes for Gossip-Based Wireless Medical Sensor Networks

  • Zheng Gong
  • Qiang Tang
  • Yee Wei Law
  • Hongyang Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6584)

Abstract

The constrained resources of sensors restrict the design of a key management scheme for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In this work, we first formalize the security model of ALwEN, which is a gossip-based wireless medical sensor network (WMSN) for ambient assisted living. Our security model considers the node capture, the gossip-based network and the revocation problems, which should be valuable for ALwEN-like applications. Based on Shamir’s secret sharing technique, we then propose two key management schemes for ALwEN, namely the KALwEN+ schemes, which are proven with the security properties defined in the security model. The KALwEN+ schemes not only fit ALwEN, but also can be tailored to other scalable wireless sensor networks based on gossiping.

Keywords

Wireless medical sensor network Gossiping Key management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zheng Gong
    • 1
  • Qiang Tang
    • 1
  • Yee Wei Law
    • 2
  • Hongyang Chen
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EWIUniversity of TwenteThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of EEEThe University of MelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Institute of Industrial ScienceThe University of TokyoJapan

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