e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 11th EAI International Conference, AFRICOMM 2019, Porto-Novo, Benin, December 3–4, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

I2PA, U-prove, and Idemix: An Evaluation of Memory Usage and Computing Time Efficiency in an IoT Context

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-41593-8_10,
        author={Ibou Sene and Abdoul Ciss and Oumar Niang},
        title={I2PA, U-prove, and Idemix: An Evaluation of Memory Usage and Computing Time Efficiency in an IoT Context},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 11th EAI International Conference, AFRICOMM 2019, Porto-Novo, Benin, December 3--4, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={ABC Anonymity Credential IoT Performances Privacy Lightweight cryptography},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-41593-8_10}
    }
    
  • Ibou Sene
    Abdoul Ciss
    Oumar Niang
    Year: 2020
    I2PA, U-prove, and Idemix: An Evaluation of Memory Usage and Computing Time Efficiency in an IoT Context
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-41593-8_10
Ibou Sene,*, Abdoul Ciss1,*, Oumar Niang1,*
  • 1: Ecole Polytechnique de Thiès
*Contact email: senei@ept.sn, aaciss@ept.sn, oniang@ept.sn

Abstract

The Internet of Things (IoT), in spite of its innumerable advantages, brings many challenges namely issues about users’ privacy preservation and constraints about lightweight cryptography. Lightweight cryptography is of capital importance since IoT devices are qualified to be resource-constrained. To address these challenges, several Attribute-Based Credentials (ABC) schemes have been designed including I2PA, U-prove, and Idemix. Even though these schemes have very strong cryptographic bases, their performance in resource-constrained devices is a question that deserves special attention. Therefor, this paper aims to conduct a performance evaluation of these schemes on issuance and verification protocols regarding memory usage and computing time. Recorded results show that both I2PA and U-prove present very interesting results regarding memory usage and computing time while Idemix presents very low performance with regard to computing time compared to I2PA and U-prove.