Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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Privacy Preservation for Location-Based Services

  • Qingqi PeiEmail author
  • Lichuan Ma
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_178-1

Synonyms

Definitions

The Location-Based Services (LBS) are information, alerts, or entertainment services that are provided to users according to their geographical and temporal information. Examples of LBS include location-based traffic reports, store finder, advertisements, and entertainments.

Historical Background

With the popularity of location-detection devices (e.g., handled devices equipped with GPS), their holders benefit a lot from LBS applications by receiving specific and useful information based on their location data. As a result, LBSs gain a dramatic development recently and various LBS applications have appeared. According to Shengling et al. (2018), LBSs can be classified into two categories, that is, elementary services and derivative services. Two typical examples of elementary services are navigation and search of Points of Interest (POIs). In navigation, positioning systems embedded in vehicles or handled devices can...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Xidian UniversityXi’anChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Haojin Zhu
    • 1
  • Jian Shen
    • 2
  1. 1.Shanghai Jiaotong University, ChinaShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, ChinaNanjingChina