Trustworthy service composition with secure data transmission in sensor networks

Zhang, Tao and Zheng, Lele and Wang, Yongzhi and Shen, Yulong and Xi, Ning and Ma, Jianfeng and Yong, Jianming (2018) Trustworthy service composition with secure data transmission in sensor networks. World Wide Web, 21 (1). pp. 185-200. ISSN 1386-145X


As the basis of the Internet of Things (IoT), sensor networks have materialized its computation and communication capability into anything in our modern lives. Service composition provides us a promising way to cooperate various sensors to build more powerful IoT applications over sensor networks. However, the limited capability of sensor node poses great challenges not only to trustworthy service composition but also to secure data aggregation. The complex composite structure, computation-intensive evaluation, and massive data transmission become burdens for service composition in sensor networks. To overcome these issues, this paper proposes a distributed approach to enable efficient trustworthy service composition with secure data transmission in sensor networks. By analyzing dependency relationships, the rules for computing service trust and data trust are proposed based a multi-level trust model. Then, each target component service can be evaluated independently through a model checker. Moreover, an identity-based aggregate signature is introduced in the composite evaluation to guarantee the secure data transmission among different components. The experimental results show that our approach not only achieves efficient trustworthy service composition with complex invocation structures, but also reduces the costs in the secure data transmission.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 06:26
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 04:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: service composition; data transmission; trust; security; sensor networks
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s11280-017-0465-x

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