Introducing epidemic models for data survivability in unattended wireless sensor networks

Roberto Di Pietro, Nino Vincenzo Verde

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One of the most relevant issues pertaining UWSN is to guarantee a certain level of information survivability, even in presence of a powerful attacker. In this paper, we provide a preliminary assessment of epidemic-domain inspired approaches to model the information survivability in UWSN. In particular, we show that epidemic models can be used to set up the parameters that allow the information to survive, once estimated the maximal compromising power of the attacker. Further, we point out that the mere application of these models is not always the right choice. Indeed, it comes out that these deterministic models are not enough accurate, and "unlikely" events can cause the loss of the datum. Finally, we provide some final comments, as well as promising research directions. © 2011 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM 2011 - Digital Proceedings
StatePublished - Sep 19 2011
Externally publishedYes

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