Routing through the mist: Privacy preserving communication in ubiquitous computing environments

Jalal Al-Muhtadi, Roy Campbell, Apu Kapadia, M. Dennis Mickunas, Seung Yi

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Abstract

Ubiquitous computing is poised to revolutionize the way we compute and interact with each other. However, unless privacy concerns are taken into account early in the design process, we will end up creating a very effective distributed surveillance system, which would be a dream come true for electronic stalkers and "big brothers." We present a protocol, which preserves the privacy of users and keeps their communication anonymous. In effect, we create a "mist" that conceals users from the system and other users. Yet, users will still be able to enjoy seamless interaction with services and other entities that wander within the ubiquitous computing environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages74-83
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event22nd International Conference on Distributed Systems - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jul 2 2002Jul 5 2002

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Distributed Systems
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period7/2/027/5/02

Keywords

  • Anonymous communication
  • Authentication
  • Mist Routers
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Ubiquitous computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Al-Muhtadi, J., Campbell, R., Kapadia, A., Mickunas, M. D., & Yi, S. (2002). Routing through the mist: Privacy preserving communication in ubiquitous computing environments. 74-83. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Distributed Systems, Vienna, Austria.