Semantics-aware storage and replication of trust metadata in mobile ad-hoc networks

Vivek Natarajan, Sencun Zhu, Mudhakar Srivatsa, Jeff Opper

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Abstract

Cooperation between nodes is essential for the functionality of a mobile ad-hoc network (MANET). However, since the nodes in a MANET are generally resource limited, some nodes could refuse service to other nodes to conserve their resources, thereby exhibiting selfish behavior. Also, since a MANET is often deployed in uncontrolled environments, some nodes could be compromised by an adversary and directed to act maliciously. A trust management framework in a MANETis useful to infer if nodes behave in a selfish or malicious manner, so that appropriate action could be taken, in order to maximize network performance. In this paper, we propose a scalable trust management scheme to partition and store an information network of trust metadata of nodes in a MANET. The simplicity of our scheme for trust metadata propagation and retrieval and its robustness to node failures, membership changes and mobility, make it a promising choice for trust management in a MANET. Simulation results that evaluate our scheme based on the trust management metrics we have defined demonstrate its performance benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2012
Pages376-383
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - May 14 2012
Event26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2012 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Mar 26 2012Mar 29 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA
ISSN (Print)1550-445X

Other

Other26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2012
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period3/26/123/29/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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