Secure and Privacy-Preserving Data Aggregation Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks
In recent years, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have drawn considerable attention from the research community on issues ranging from theoretical research to practical applications. Special characteristics of WSNs, such as resource constraints on energy and computational power and security have been well-defined and widely studied (Akyildiz et al., 2002; Sen, 2009). What has received less attention, however, is the critical privacy concern on information being collected, transmitted, and analyzed in a WSN. Such private and sensitive information may include payload data collected by sensors and transmitted through the network to a centralized data processing server.