Multi-Mobile Agent Security by Design Itinerary Planning Approach in Wireless Sensor Network

Saad Khan, Tariq Alsboui, Richard Hill, Hussain Al-Aqrabi

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Due to the distinctive advantages of mobile agents (MAs) in wireless sensor networks (WSNs), such as network bandwidth and energy savings as well as flexibility in their use for various applications, MAs have drawn substantial research interest in recent years. The majority of the suggested agent-based dynamic itinerary planning algorithms are effective at addressing node failure due to energy shortage. However, they do not account for the (1) MAs’ expanding size when visiting a series of nodes (2) producing inefficient groups of MAs itineraries, causing a delay in reporting data back to a sink node, and (3) most importantly, they lack support for securing the overall itinerary planning from an attacker who could spoil the execution of the MA when visiting a sequence of nodes and the data itself. In this paper, we propose a dynamic and secure multi-mobile agent itinerary planning approach based on a Directed Acyclic Graph modelling and AES algorithm to secure the itinerary planning mechanism from an attacker. The network will apply DAG technique to generate efficient groups based on leader nodes where encryption/decryption will also occur.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Security
Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Conference, UbiSec 2022, Zhangjiajie, China, December 28–31, 2022, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsGuojun Wang, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Jie Wu, Ernesto Damiani
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages11
Volume1768 CCIS
ISBN (Electronic)9789819902729
ISBN (Print)9789819902712
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2023
EventThe 2nd International Conference on Ubiquitous Security - Zhangjiajie, China
Duration: 28 Dec 202231 Dec 2022
Conference number: 2

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Volume1768 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


ConferenceThe 2nd International Conference on Ubiquitous Security
Abbreviated titleUbiSec 2022
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