A Privacy Preserving Prediction-Based Routing Protocol for Mobile Delay Tolerant Networks

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A prediction-based routing protocol for mobile delay tolerant networks works by forwarding a message from one intermediate node to another if the latter has higher probability of encountering the destination node. However, this process compromises the privacy of the nodes by revealing their mobility patterns. In this paper, the authors propose a privacy preserving prediction-based routing protocol that forwards messages by comparing information about communities of nodes instead of individual nodes. Specifically, it compares the maximum probability that a node in the community of a potential intermediate node will encounter the destination node. They present theoretical security analyses as well as practical performance evaluations.