Location-Aware and Privacy-Preserving Approach for Child Safety in Ubiquitous Computing Environment

Jangseong KIM  Taeshik SHON  Kwangjo KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.3   pp.686-689
Publication Date: 2011/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.686
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Information and Communication Technologies for Next-generation Mobile Multimedia Life)
privacy protection,  location supporting protocol,  ubiquitous,  child safety,  

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In this paper, we establish our child safety system model related to the addressing contradictory issue of wireless sensor networks caused by the mutual authentication and privacy protection of an end-user. Based on the system model, we propose the novel location-aware and privacy-preserving approach for providing child safety over wireless sensor networks. Although we illustrate our protocol over the sensor networks, the proposed protocol can be operated by various wireless networks (e.g., WiFi and UWB) which can support RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication). Compared to a few previous works, the proposed approach can show the potential of enhancing accuracy with location information, preserve the privacy of an end-user, and provide the capability of controlling the child safety service to an end-user.