By Topic

Security and privacy considerations for Wireless Sensor Networks in smart home environments

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Islam, K. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada ; Weiming Shen ; Xianbin Wang

Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) has emerged as a dependable technology to improve the quality of life in smart homes through offering various automated, interactive and comfortable services. Sensors integrated at different places in homes, offices, and even in clothes, equipment, and utilities are used to sense and monitor occupants' positions, movements, vital signs, utility usage, temperature and humidity levels of rooms, etc. Along with sensing and monitoring capabilities, sensors cooperate and communicate with themselves to deliver, share and process sensed information and assist real-time decision-making procedures through triggering appropriate alerts and actions. However, ensuring privacy and providing adequate security in these crucial services provided by WSNs is a major issue in smart home environments. In this paper, we examine the privacy and security challenges of WSNs and survey its practicality for smart home environments. We discuss the unique characteristics that distinguish a smart environment from the rest, elaborate on security and privacy issues and their respective solution measures. A number of challenges and interesting research issues emerging from this study have been reported for further investigation.

Published in:

Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD), 2012 IEEE 16th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

23-25 May 2012