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Xin, Yang, Qian, Zhenwei, Jiang, Rong, Song, Yang.  2019.  Trust Evaluation Strategy Based on Grey System Theory for Medical Big Data. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Educational Informatization (CSEI). :157–160.
The performance of the trust evaluation strategy depends on the accuracy and rationality of the trust evaluation weight system. Trust is a difficult to accurate measurement and quantitative cognition in the heart, the trust of the traditional evaluation method has a strong subjectivity and fuzziness and uncertainty. This paper uses the AHP method to determine the trust evaluation index weight, and combined with grey system theory to build trust gray evaluation model. The use of gray assessment based on the whitening weight function in the evaluation process reduces the impact of the problem that the evaluation result of the trust evaluation is not easy to accurately quantify when the decision fuzzy and the operating mechanism are uncertain.
Chakrabarty, Shantanu, Sikdar, Biplab.  2019.  A Methodology for Detecting Stealthy Transformer Tap Command Injection Attacks in Smart Grids. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm). :1—6.
On-Load Tap Changing transformers are a widely used voltage regulation device. In the context of modern or smart grids, the control signals, i.e., the tap change commands are sent through SCADA channels. It is well known that the power system SCADA networks are prone to attacks involving injection of false data or commands. While false data injection is well explored in existing literature, attacks involving malicious control signals/commands are relatively unexplored. In this paper, an algorithm is developed to detect a stealthily introduced malicious tap change command through a compromised SCADA channel. This algorithm is based on the observation that a stealthily introduced false data or command masks the true estimation of only a few state variables. This leaves the rest of the state variables to show signs of a change in system state brought about by the attack. Using this observation, an index is formulated based on the ratios of injection or branch currents to voltages of the terminal nodes of the tap changers. This index shows a significant increase when there is a false tap command injection, resulting in easy classification from normal scenarios where there is no attack. The algorithm is computationally light, easy to implement and reliable when tested extensively on several tap changers placed in an IEEE 118-bus system.
Hao, Jie, Shum, Kenneth W., Xia, Shu-Tao, Yang, Yi-Xian.  2019.  Classification of Optimal Ternary (r, δ)-Locally Repairable Codes Attaining the Singleton-like Bound. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). :2828—2832.
In a linear code, a code symbol with (r, δ)-locality can be repaired by accessing at most r other code symbols in case of at most δ - 1 erasures. A q-ary (n, k, r, δ) locally repairable codes (LRC) in which every code symbol has (r, δ)-locality is said to be optimal if it achieves the Singleton-like bound derived by Prakash et al.. In this paper, we study the classification of optimal ternary (n, k, r, δ)-LRCs (δ \textbackslashtextgreater 2). Firstly, we propose an upper bound on the minimum distance of optimal q-ary LRCs in terms of the field size. Then, we completely determine all the 6 classes of possible parameters with which optimal ternary (n, k, r, δ)-LRCs exist. Moreover, explicit constructions of all these 6 classes of optimal ternary LRCs are proposed in the paper.
Subangan, S., Senthooran, V..  2019.  Secure Authentication Mechanism for Resistance to Password Attacks. 2019 19th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer). 250:1—7.
Authentication is a process that provides access control of any type of computing applications by inspecting the user's identification with the database of authorized users. Passwords play the vital role in authentication mechanism to ensure the privacy of the information and avert from the illicit access. Password based authentication mechanism suffers from many password attacks such as shoulder surfing, brute forcing and dictionary attacks that crack the password of authentication schema by the adversary. Key Stroke technique, Click Pattern technique, Graphichical Password technique and Authentication panel are the several authentication techniques used to resist the password attacks in the literature. This research study critically reviews the types of password attacks and proposes a matrix based secure authentication mechanism which includes three phases namely, User generation phase, Matrix generation phase and Authentication phase to resist the existing password attacks. The performance measure of the proposed method investigates the results in terms existing password attacks and shows the good resistance to password attacks in any type of computing applications.
Jia, Ziyi, Wu, Chensi, Zhang, Yuqing.  2019.  Research on the Destructive Capability Metrics of Common Network Attacks. 2019 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence Computing, Advanced Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing Communications, Cloud Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation (SmartWorld/SCALCOM/UIC/ATC/CBDCom/IOP/SCI). :1419—1424.
An improved algorithm of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is proposed in this paper, which is realized by constructing an improved judgment matrix. Specifically, rough set theory is used in the algorithm to calculate the weight of the network metric data, and then the improved AHP algorithm nine-point systemic is structured, finally, an improved AHP judgment matrix is constructed. By performing an AHP operation on the improved judgment matrix, the weight of the improved network metric data can be obtained. If only the rough set theory is applied to process the network index data, the objective factors would dominate the whole process. If the improved algorithm of AHP is used to integrate the expert score into the process of measurement, then the combination of subjective factors and objective factors can be realized. Based on the aforementioned theory, a new network attack metrics system is proposed in this paper, which uses a metric structure based on "attack type-attack attribute-attack atomic operation-attack metrics", in which the metric process of attack attribute adopts AHP. The metrics of the system are comprehensive, given their judgment of frequent attacks is universal. The experiment was verified by an experiment of a common attack Smurf. The experimental results show the effectiveness and applicability of the proposed measurement system.
Zobaed, S.M., ahmad, sahan, Gottumukkala, Raju, Salehi, Mohsen Amini.  2019.  ClustCrypt: Privacy-Preserving Clustering of Unstructured Big Data in the Cloud. 2019 IEEE 21st International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications; IEEE 17th International Conference on Smart City; IEEE 5th International Conference on Data Science and Systems (HPCC/SmartCity/DSS). :609—616.
Security and confidentiality of big data stored in the cloud are important concerns for many organizations to adopt cloud services. One common approach to address the concerns is client-side encryption where data is encrypted on the client machine before being stored in the cloud. Having encrypted data in the cloud, however, limits the ability of data clustering, which is a crucial part of many data analytics applications, such as search systems. To overcome the limitation, in this paper, we present an approach named ClustCrypt for efficient topic-based clustering of encrypted unstructured big data in the cloud. ClustCrypt dynamically estimates the optimal number of clusters based on the statistical characteristics of encrypted data. It also provides clustering approach for encrypted data. We deploy ClustCrypt within the context of a secure cloud-based semantic search system (S3BD). Experimental results obtained from evaluating ClustCrypt on three datasets demonstrate on average 60% improvement on clusters' coherency. ClustCrypt also decreases the search-time overhead by up to 78% and increases the accuracy of search results by up to 35%.
Wu, Chuxin, Zhang, Peng, Liu, Hongwei, Liu, Yuhong.  2019.  Multi-keyword Ranked Searchable Encryption Supporting CP-ABE Test. 2019 Computing, Communications and IoT Applications (ComComAp). :220—225.

Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing are promising technologies that change the way people communicate and live. As the data collected through IoT devices often involve users' private information and the cloud is not completely trusted, users' private data are usually encrypted before being uploaded to cloud for security purposes. Searchable encryption, allowing users to search over the encrypted data, extends data flexibility on the premise of security. In this paper, to achieve the accurate and efficient ciphertext searching, we present an efficient multi-keyword ranked searchable encryption scheme supporting ciphertext-policy attribute-based encryption (CP-ABE) test (MRSET). For efficiency, numeric hierarchy supporting ranked search is introduced to reduce the dimensions of vectors and matrices. For practicality, CP-ABE is improved to support access right test, so that only documents that the user can decrypt are returned. The security analysis shows that our proposed scheme is secure, and the experimental result demonstrates that our scheme is efficient.

Li, Qi, Ma, Jianfeng, Xiong, Jinbo, Zhang, Tao, Liu, Ximeng.  2013.  Fully Secure Decentralized Key-Policy Attribute-Based Encryption. 2013 5th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems. :220—225.
In previous multi-authority key-policy attribute-based Encryption (KP-ABE) schemes, either a super power central authority (CA) exists, or multiple attribute authorities (AAs) must collaborate in initializing the system. In addition, those schemes are proved security in the selective model. In this paper, we propose a new fully secure decentralized KP-ABE scheme, where no CA exists and there is no cooperation between any AAs. To become an AA, a participant needs to create and publish its public parameters. All the user's private keys will be linked with his unique global identifier (GID). The proposed scheme supports any monotonic access structure which can be expressed by a linear secret sharing scheme (LSSS). We prove the full security of our scheme in the standard model. Our scheme is also secure against at most F-1 AAs corruption, where F is the number of AAs in the system. The efficiency of our scheme is almost as well as that of the underlying fully secure single-authority KP-ABE system.
Oleshchuk, Vladimir.  2019.  Secure and Privacy Preserving Pattern Matching in Distributed Cloud-based Data Storage. 2019 10th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications (IDAACS). 2:820–823.
Given two strings: pattern p of length m and text t of length n. The string matching problem is to find all (or some) occurrences of the pattern p in the text t. We introduce a new simple data structure, called index arrays, and design fast privacy-preserving matching algorithm for string matching. The motivation behind introducing index arrays is determined by the need for pattern matching on distributed cloud-based datasets with semi-trusted cloud providers. It is intended to use encrypted index arrays both to improve performance and protect confidentiality and privacy of user data.
Jiang, Zhongyuan, Ma, Jianfeng, Yu, Philip S..  2019.  Walk2Privacy: Limiting target link privacy disclosure against the adversarial link prediction. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). :1381—1388.

The disclosure of an important yet sensitive link may cause serious privacy crisis between two users of a social graph. Only deleting the sensitive link referred to as a target link which is often the attacked target of adversaries is not enough, because the adversarial link prediction can deeply forecast the existence of the missing target link. Thus, to defend some specific adversarial link prediction, a budget limited number of other non-target links should be optimally removed. We first propose a path-based dissimilarity function as the optimizing objective and prove that the greedy link deletion to preserve target link privacy referred to as the GLD2Privacy which has monotonicity and submodularity properties can achieve a near optimal solution. However, emulating all length limited paths between any pair of nodes for GLD2Privacy mechanism is impossible in large scale social graphs. Secondly, we propose a Walk2Privacy mechanism that uses self-avoiding random walk which can efficiently run in large scale graphs to sample the paths of given lengths between the two ends of any missing target link, and based on the sampled paths we select the alternative non-target links being deleted for privacy purpose. Finally, we compose experiments to demonstrate that the Walk2Privacy algorithm can remarkably reduce the time consumption and achieve a very near solution that is achieved by the GLD2Privacy.

Chandra, K. Ramesh, Prudhvi Raj, B., Prasannakumar, G..  2019.  An Efficient Image Encryption Using Chaos Theory. 2019 International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Control Systems (ICCS). :1506—1510.

This paper presents the encryption of advanced pictures dependent on turmoil hypothesis. Two principal forms are incorporated into this method those are pixel rearranging and pixel substitution. Disorder hypothesis is a part of science concentrating on the conduct of dynamical frameworks that are profoundly touchy to beginning conditions. A little change influences the framework to carry on totally unique, little changes in the beginning position of a disorganized framework have a major effect inevitably. A key of 128-piece length is created utilizing mayhem hypothesis, and decoding should be possible by utilizing a similar key. The bit-XOR activity is executed between the unique picture and disorder succession x is known as pixel substitution. Pixel rearranging contains push savvy rearranging and section astute rearranging gives extra security to pictures. The proposed strategy for encryption gives greater security to pictures.

Gong, Shixun, Li, Na, Wu, Huici, Tao, Xiaofeng.  2019.  Cooperative Two-Key Generation in Source-Type Model With Partial-Trusted Helpers. 2019 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC). :689—694.

This paper investigates the problem of generating two secret keys (SKs) simultaneously over a five-terminal system with terminals labelled as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Each of terminal 2 and terminal 3 wishes to generate an SK with terminal 1 over a public channel wiretapped by a passive eavesdropper. Terminal 4 and terminal 5 respectively act as a trusted helper and an untrusted helper to assist the SK generation. All the terminals observe correlated source sequences from discrete memoryless sources (DMS) and can exchange information over a public channel with no rate constraint that the eavesdropper has access to. Based on the considered model, key capacity region is fully characterized and a source coding scheme that can achieve the capacity region is provided. Furthermore, expression for key leakage rate is obtained to analyze the security performance of the two generated keys.

Kibloff, David, Perlaza, Samir M., Wang, Ligong.  2019.  Embedding Covert Information on a Given Broadcast Code. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). :2169—2173.

Given a code used to send a message to two receivers through a degraded discrete memoryless broadcast channel (DM-BC), the sender wishes to alter the codewords to achieve the following goals: (i) the original broadcast communication continues to take place, possibly at the expense of a tolerable increase of the decoding error probability; and (ii) an additional covert message can be transmitted to the stronger receiver such that the weaker receiver cannot detect the existence of this message. The main results are: (a) feasibility of covert communications is proven by using a random coding argument for general DM-BCs; and (b) necessary conditions for establishing covert communications are described and an impossibility (converse) result is presented for a particular class of DM-BCs. Together, these results characterize the asymptotic fundamental limits of covert communications for this particular class of DM-BCs within an arbitrarily small gap.

Sheth, Utsav, Dutta, Sanghamitra, Chaudhari, Malhar, Jeong, Haewon, Yang, Yaoqing, Kohonen, Jukka, Roos, Teemu, Grover, Pulkit.  2018.  An Application of Storage-Optimal MatDot Codes for Coded Matrix Multiplication: Fast k-Nearest Neighbors Estimation. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). :1113—1120.
We propose a novel application of coded computing to the problem of the nearest neighbor estimation using MatDot Codes (Fahim et al., Allerton'17) that are known to be optimal for matrix multiplication in terms of recovery threshold under storage constraints. In approximate nearest neighbor algorithms, it is common to construct efficient in-memory indexes to improve query response time. One such strategy is Multiple Random Projection Trees (MRPT), which reduces the set of candidate points over which Euclidean distance calculations are performed. However, this may result in a high memory footprint and possibly paging penalties for large or high-dimensional data. Here we propose two techniques to parallelize MRPT that exploit data and model parallelism respectively by dividing both the data storage and the computation efforts among different nodes in a distributed computing cluster. This is especially critical when a single compute node cannot hold the complete dataset in memory. We also propose a novel coded computation strategy based on MatDot codes for the model-parallel architecture that, in a straggler-prone environment, achieves the storage-optimal recovery threshold, i.e., the number of nodes that are required to serve a query. We experimentally demonstrate that, in the absence of straggling, our distributed approaches require less query time than execution on a single processing node, providing near-linear speedups with respect to the number of worker nodes. Our experiments on real systems with simulated straggling, we also show that in a straggler-prone environment, our strategy achieves a faster query execution than the uncoded strategy.
Despotovski, Filip, Gusev, Marjan, Zdraveski, Vladimir.  2018.  Parallel Implementation of K-Nearest-Neighbors for Face Recognition. 2018 26th Telecommunications Forum (℡FOR). :1—4.
Face recognition is a fast-expanding field of research. Countless classification algorithms have found use in face recognition, with more still being developed, searching for better performance and accuracy. For high-dimensional data such as images, the K-Nearest-Neighbours classifier is a tempting choice. However, it is very computationally-intensive, as it has to perform calculations on all items in the stored dataset for each classification it makes. Fortunately, there is a way to speed up the process by performing some of the calculations in parallel. We propose a parallel CUDA implementation of the KNN classifier and then compare it to a serial implementation to demonstrate its performance superiority.
Ahsan, Ramoza, Bashir, Muzammil, Neamtu, Rodica, Rundensteiner, Elke A., Sarkozy, Gabor.  2019.  Nearest Neighbor Subsequence Search in Time Series Data. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). :2057—2066.
Continuous growth in sensor data and other temporal sequence data necessitates efficient retrieval and similarity search support on these big time series datasets. However, finding exact similarity results, especially at the granularity of subsequences, is known to be prohibitively costly for large data sets. In this paper, we thus propose an efficient framework for solving this exact subsequence similarity match problem, called TINN (TIme series Nearest Neighbor search). Exploiting the range interval diversity properties of time series datasets, TINN captures similarity at two levels of abstraction, namely, relationships among subsequences within each long time series and relationships across distinct time series in the data set. These relationships are compactly organized in an augmented relationship graph model, with the former relationships encoded in similarity vectors at TINN nodes and the later captured by augmented edge types in the TINN Graph. Query processing strategy deploy novel pruning techniques on the TINN Graph, including node skipping, vertical and horizontal pruning, to significantly reduce the number of time series as well as subsequences to be explored. Comprehensive experiments on synthetic and real world time series data demonstrate that our TINN model consistently outperforms state-of-the-art approaches while still guaranteeing to retrieve exact matches.
Rattaphun, Munlika, Prayoonwong, Amorntip, Chiu, Chih- Yi.  2019.  Indexing in k-Nearest Neighbor Graph by Hash-Based Hill-Climbing. 2019 16th International Conference on Machine Vision Applications (MVA). :1—4.
A main issue in approximate nearest neighbor search is to achieve an excellent tradeoff between search accuracy and computation cost. In this paper, we address this issue by leveraging k-nearest neighbor graph and hill-climbing to accelerate vector quantization in the query assignment process. A modified hill-climbing algorithm is proposed to traverse k-nearest neighbor graph to find closest centroids for a query, rather than calculating the query distances to all centroids. Instead of using random seeds in the original hill-climbing algorithm, we generate high-quality seeds based on the hashing technique. It can boost the query assignment efficiency due to a better start-up in hill-climbing. We evaluate the experiment on the benchmarks of SIFT1M and GIST1M datasets, and show the proposed hashing-based seed generation effectively improves the search performance.
Li, Xiaodong.  2019.  DURS: A Distributed Method for k-Nearest Neighbor Search on Uncertain Graphs. 2019 20th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM). :377—378.
Large graphs are increasingly prevalent in mobile networks, social networks, traffic networks and biological networks. These graphs are often uncertain, where edges are augmented with probabilities that indicates the chance to exist. Recently k-nearest neighbor search has been studied within the field of uncertain graphs, but the scalability and efficiency issues are not well solved. Moreover, solutions are implemented on a single machine and thus cannot fit large uncertain graphs. In this paper, we develop a framework, called DURS, to distribute k-nearest neighbor search into several machines and re-partition the uncertain graphs to balance the work loads and reduce the communication costs. Evaluation results show that DURS is essential to make the system scalable when answering k-nearest neighbor queries on uncertain graphs.
Zhou, Wei, Yang, Weidong, Wang, Yan, Zhang, Hong.  2018.  Generalized Reconstruction-Based Contribution for Multiple Faults Diagnosis with Bayesian Decision. 2018 IEEE 7th Data Driven Control and Learning Systems Conference (DDCLS). :813–818.
In fault diagnosis of industrial process, there are usually more than one variable that are faulty. When multiple faults occur, the generalized reconstruction-based contribution can be helpful while traditional RBC may make mistakes. Due to the correlation between the variables, these faults usually propagate to other normal variables, which is called smearing effect. Thus, it is helpful to consider the pervious fault diagnosis results. In this paper, a data-driven fault diagnosis method which is based on generalized RBC and bayesian decision is presented. This method combines multi-dimensional RBC and bayesian decision. The proposed method improves the diagnosis capability of multiple and minor faults with greater noise. A numerical simulation example is given to show the effectiveness and superiority of the proposed method.
Wang, Dongqi, Shuai, Xuanyue, Hu, Xueqiong, Zhu, Li.  2019.  Research on Computer Network Security Evaluation Method Based on Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithms. 2019 International Conference on Communications, Information System and Computer Engineering (CISCE). :399—402.
As we all know, computer network security evaluation is an important link in the field of network security. Traditional computer network security evaluation methods use BP neural network combined with network security standards to train and simulate. However, because BP neural network is easy to fall into local minimum point in the training process, the evalu-ation results are often inaccurate. In this paper, the LM (Levenberg-Marquard) algorithm is used to optimize the BP neural network. The LM-BP algorithm is constructed and applied to the computer network security evaluation. The results show that compared with the traditional evaluation algorithm, the optimized neural network has the advantages of fast running speed and accurate evaluation results.
Guan, Chengli, Yang, Yue.  2019.  Research of Computer Network Security Evaluation Based on Backpropagation Neural Network. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Power, Intelligent Computing and Systems (ICPICS). :181—184.
In recent years, due to the invasion of virus and loopholes, computer networks in colleges and universities have caused great adverse effects on schools, teachers and students. In order to improve the accuracy of computer network security evaluation, Back Propagation (BP) neural network was trained and built. The evaluation index and target expectations have been determined based on the expert system, with 15 secondary evaluation index values taken as input layer parameters, and the computer network security evaluation level values taken as output layer parameter. All data were divided into learning sample sets and forecasting sample sets. The results showed that the designed BP neural network exhibited a fast convergence speed and the system error was 0.000999654. Furthermore, the predictive values of the network were in good agreement with the experimental results, and the correlation coefficient was 0.98723. These results indicated that the network had an excellent training accuracy and generalization ability, which effectively reflected the performance of the system for the computer network security evaluation.
Tuttle, Michael, Wicker, Braden, Poshtan, Majid, Callenes, Joseph.  2019.  Algorithmic Approaches to Characterizing Power Flow Cyber-Attack Vulnerabilities. 2019 IEEE Power Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT). :1—5.
As power grid control systems become increasingly automated and distributed, security has become a significant design concern. Systems increasingly expose new avenues, at a variety of levels, for attackers to exploit and enable widespread disruptions and/or surveillance. Much prior work has explored the implications of attack models focused on false data injection at the front-end of the control system (i.e. during state estimation) [1]. Instead, in this paper we focus on characterizing the inherent cyber-attack vulnerabilities with power flow. Power flow (and power flow constraints) are at the core of many applications critical to operation of power grids (e.g. state estimation, economic dispatch, contingency analysis, etc.). We propose two algorithmic approaches for characterizing the vulnerability of buses within power grids to cyber-attacks. Specifically, we focus on measuring the instability of power flow to attacks which manifest as either voltage or power related errors. Our results show that attacks manifesting as voltage errors are an order of magnitude more likely to cause instability than attacks manifesting as power related errors (and 5x more likely for state estimation as compared to power flow).
Wang, Chong Xiao, Song, Yang, Tay, Wee Peng.  2018.  PRESERVING PARAMETER PRIVACY IN SENSOR NETWORKS. 2018 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP). :1316–1320.
We consider the problem of preserving the privacy of a set of private parameters while allowing inference of a set of public parameters based on observations from sensors in a network. We assume that the public and private parameters are correlated with the sensor observations via a linear model. We define the utility loss and privacy gain functions based on the Cramér-Rao lower bounds for estimating the public and private parameters, respectively. Our goal is to minimize the utility loss while ensuring that the privacy gain is no less than a predefined privacy gain threshold, by allowing each sensor to perturb its own observation before sending it to the fusion center. We propose methods to determine the amount of noise each sensor needs to add to its observation under the cases where prior information is available or unavailable.
Wang, Chong Xiao, Song, Yang, Tay, Wee Peng.  2018.  PRESERVING PARAMETER PRIVACY IN SENSOR NETWORKS. 2018 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP). :1316–1320.
We consider the problem of preserving the privacy of a set of private parameters while allowing inference of a set of public parameters based on observations from sensors in a network. We assume that the public and private parameters are correlated with the sensor observations via a linear model. We define the utility loss and privacy gain functions based on the Cramér-Rao lower bounds for estimating the public and private parameters, respectively. Our goal is to minimize the utility loss while ensuring that the privacy gain is no less than a predefined privacy gain threshold, by allowing each sensor to perturb its own observation before sending it to the fusion center. We propose methods to determine the amount of noise each sensor needs to add to its observation under the cases where prior information is available or unavailable.
Sule, Rupali, Chaudhari, Sangita.  2018.  Preserving Location Privacy in Geosocial Applications using Error Based Transformation. 2018 International Conference on Smart City and Emerging Technology (ICSCET). :1–4.
Geo-social applications deal with constantly sharing user's current geographic information in terms of location (Latitude and Longitude). Such application can be used by many people to get information about their surrounding with the help of their friend's locations and their recommendations. But without any privacy protection, these systems can be easily misused by tracking the users. We are proposing Error Based Transformation (ERB) approach for location transformation which provides significantly improved location privacy without adding uncertainty in to query results or relying on strong assumptions about server security. The key insight is to apply secure user-specific, distance-preserving coordinate transformations to all location data shared with the server. Only the friends of a user can get exact co-ordinates by applying inverse transformation with secret key shared with them. Servers can evaluate all location queries correctly on transformed data. ERB privacy mechanism guarantee that servers are unable to see or infer actual location data from the transformed data. ERB privacy mechanism is successful against a powerful adversary model where prototype measurements used to show that it provides with very little performance overhead making it suitable for today's mobile device.