A New Sensitive Data Aggregation Scheme for Protecting Data Integrity in Wireless Sensor Network

  • Min Yoon
  • Miyoung Jang
  • Hyoung-il Kim
  • Jae-woo Chang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 240)


Since wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are resources-constrained, it is very essential to gather data efficiently from the WSNs so that their life can be prolonged. Data aggregation can conserve a significant amount of energy by minimizing transmission cost in terms of the number of data packets. Many applications require privacy and integrity protection of the sampled data while they travel from the source sensor nodes to a data collecting device, say a query server. However, the existing schemes suffer from high communication cost, high computation cost and data propagation delay. To resolve the problems, in this paper, we propose a new and efficient integrity protecting sensitive data aggregation scheme for WSNs. Our scheme makes use of the additive property of complex numbers to achieve sensitive data aggregation with protecting data integrity. With simulation results, we show that our scheme is much more efficient in terms of both communication and computation overheads, integrity checking and data propagation delay than the existing schemes for protecting integrity and privacy preserving data aggregation in WSNs.


Sensor network Data aggregation Integrity Data privacy Signature 



This research was supported by Basic Science Research program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (grant number 2010-0023800).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Min Yoon
    • 1
  • Miyoung Jang
    • 1
  • Hyoung-il Kim
    • 1
  • Jae-woo Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Deptartment of Computer EngineeringChonbuk National UniversityJeonjuRepublic of Korea

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