Dynamic social trust associations over D2D communications: An implementation perspective

Jani Urama, Ekaterina Olshannikova, Aleksandr Ometov, Pavel Masek, Sergey Andreev, Thomas Olsson, Jiri Hosek, Jussi Niutanen, Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tommi Mikkonen

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    Network-assisted device-to-device (D2D) connectivity is a next-generation wireless technology that facilitates direct user contacts in physical proximity while taking advantage of the flexible and ubiquitous control coming from the cellular infrastructure. This novel type of user interactions creates challenges in constructing meaningful proximity-based applications and services that would enjoy high levels of user adoption. Accordingly, to enable such adoption a comprehensive understanding of user sociality and trust factors is required together with respective technology enablers for secure D2D communications, especially when cellular control is not available at all times. In this paper, we study an important aspect of secure communications over proximity-based direct links, with a primary emphasis on developing the corresponding proof-of-concept implementation. Our developed prototype offers rich functionality for dynamic management of security functions in proximate devices, whenever a new device joins the secure group of users or an existing one leaves it. To evaluate the behavior of our implemented application, we characterize its performance in terms of computation and transmission delays from the user perspective.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS)
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509026258
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2016
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventIEEE International Conference on Mobile Services -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Mobile Services
    Period1/01/00 → …

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Computer Networks and Communications


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