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— Existing routing and broadcasting protocols for ad hoc networks assume an ideal physical layer model. We apply the log normal shadow fading model to represent a realistic physical layer and use the probability p(x) for receiving a packet successfully as a function of distance x between two nodes. We define the transmission radius R as the distance at(More)
We propose a new model for data storage and access in clouds. Our scheme avoids storing multiple encrypted copies of same data. In our framework for secure data storage, cloud stores encrypted data (without being able to decrypt them). The main novelty of our model is addition of key distribution centers (KDCs). We propose DACC (Distributed Access Control(More)
Delay tolerant networks (DTN) are characterized by a lack of continuous end-to-end connections due to node mobility, constrained power sources, and limited data storage space of some or all of its nodes. To overcome the frequent disconnections, DTN nodes are required to store data packets for long periods of time until they come near other nodes. Moreover,(More)
Radio frequency identification and wireless sensor networks are two important wireless technologies that have a wide variety of applications in current and future systems. RFID facilitates detection and identification of objects that are not easily detectable or distinguishable by using conventional sensor technologies. However, it does not provide(More)
We propose a new decentralized access control scheme for secure data storage in clouds that supports anonymous authentication. In the proposed scheme, the cloud verifies the authenticity of the series without knowing the user's identity before storing data. Our scheme also has the added feature of access control in which only valid users are able to decrypt(More)
In mission-critical activities, each user is allowed to access some specific, but not all, data gathered by wireless sensor networks. Yu et al~\cite{YRL09} recently proposed a centralized fine grained data access control mechanism for sensor networks, which exploits a cryptographic primitive called attribute based encryption (ABE). There is only one trusted(More)
—Detecting misbehavior (such as transmissions of false information) in vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) is a very important problem with wide range of implications, including safety related and congestion avoidance applications. We discuss several limitations of existing misbehavior detection schemes (MDS) designed for VANETs. Most MDS are concerned with(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have wide variety of applications and provide limitless future potentials. Nodes in WSNs are prone to be failure due to energy depletion, hardware failure, communication link errors, malicious attack, and so on. Therefore, fault tolerance is one of the critical issues in WSNs. The chapter investigates current research work on(More)
Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) have emerged as an area of interest for both industry and researches because they have become an essential part of intelligent transportation systems (ITSs). Many applications in VANET require sending a message to certain or all vehicles within a region, called geocast. Sometimes geocast requires that the message be kept(More)