Refining traffic information for analysis using evidence theory

Bing Li, Dijiang Huang, Zhijie Wang

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2 Scopus citations


Anonymous communication is important and desirable in a wide range of networking systems to guarantee secure and private communications. This feature is especially important in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) where the communication channel is publicly open and the sessions are vulnerable to passive attacks. The fact that MANETs are mostly used in crucial environments such as military usage and disaster rescue emphasizes this importance. In our previous work [1], [2], a theoretic approach and its evaluation methods were developed to model the anonymity performance. The corresponding methods for handling localization errors and scalability issues were also proposed. However, an effective approach to handle the fuzzy information acquired from the network needs to be further developed. To this end, we develop a comprehensive evidence based method to handle the information that a monitoring system can acquire in realistic model and the corresponding analysis approach to process the various evidences from multiple sources. The purpose of this work is to evaluate how much information regarding the anonymous communication is leaked into the wireless channel. The evaluation of the proposed method shows a satisfactory performance in terms of accuracy in reconstructing the anonymous communication patterns in real-world scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE Military Communications Conference
Subtitle of host publicationAffordable Mission Success: Meeting the Challenge, MILCOM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479967704
StatePublished - Nov 13 2014
Event33rd Annual IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2014 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Oct 6 2014Oct 8 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


Other33rd Annual IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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