Date Added: Feb 2012
In the present paper, the authors propose a new scheme for a scalable multicast key distribution scheme. The present scheme is based on the Key Management using Tabulation method of Boolean Function Simplification technique. It explores the use of batching of group membership changes to reduce the frequency, and hence the cost, of key re-distribution operations. It focuses explicitly on the issue of snowballing member removal and presents an algorithm that minimizes the number of messages required to distribute new keys to the remaining group members.