Collaborative Communities for Social Сomputing

Research Article

CoDE - An Application-Layer Framework for Confidentiality in Distributed Environments

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247130,
        author={Jean Botev and Marco Milanesio},
        title={CoDE - An Application-Layer Framework for Confidentiality in Distributed Environments},
        proceedings={Collaborative Communities for Social Сomputing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={CCSOCIALCOMP},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={manet confidentiality application-layer protocol collaboration social utility},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247130}
    }
    
  • Jean Botev
    Marco Milanesio
    Year: 2012
    CoDE - An Application-Layer Framework for Confidentiality in Distributed Environments
    CCSOCIALCOMP
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247130
Jean Botev1,*, Marco Milanesio2
  • 1: University of Luxembourg
  • 2: Institut Eurecom
*Contact email: jean.botev@uni.lu

Abstract

A new generation of networked applications and social utilities, originating inter alia from the ongoing trend towards high-performance mobile devices, tightens exigencies relative to the processing of sensitive data. However, in order to ensure their correct operation, many of these applications require such information to be exchanged, and thus need to implement a differentiated confidentiality concept in this regard. This paper introduces CoDE, a unified framework defining a set of collaboratively enforced confidentiality levels through an application-layer protocol which covers a wide range of distributed scenarios with a particular focus on decentralized operation, efficiency and simplicity. First evaluations show promising results with regard to a variety of network types involving different transmission ranges, packet loss rates or noise, along with a high churn degree.