GENG Kui, LI Fenghua, CAO Jin, et al., “A Trustworthy Path Discovery Mechanism in Ubiquitous Networks,” Chinese Journal of Electronics, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 312-319, 2016, doi: 10.1049/cje.2016.03.018
Citation: GENG Kui, LI Fenghua, CAO Jin, et al., “A Trustworthy Path Discovery Mechanism in Ubiquitous Networks,” Chinese Journal of Electronics, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 312-319, 2016, doi: 10.1049/cje.2016.03.018

A Trustworthy Path Discovery Mechanism in Ubiquitous Networks

doi: 10.1049/cje.2016.03.018
Funds:  This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.61170251), the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program)(No.2012AA013102), and the Key Program of Scientific and Technology Research of Ministry of Education (No.209156).
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  • Corresponding author: LI Fenghua (corresponding author) received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer software and computer systems architecture from Xidian University in 1987, 1990 and 2009, respectively. Currently, he is working as professor and doctoral supervisor in State Key Laboratory of Information Security, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences. And he is also a doctoral supervisor of Xidian University. His current research interests include network security, system security & evaluation and trusted computation. (
  • Received Date: 2015-07-06
  • Rev Recd Date: 2015-08-07
  • Publish Date: 2016-03-10
  • With the evolution of information communication technology, a large number of new applications appear, resulting in kinds of new accessing equipments to be deployed. Since the characteristics of randomness, dynamic and unpredictability of their positions, securely discovering these new equipments is one of a primary challenges to guarantee the security issues for these new applications. Traditional path discovery protocols cannot be directly borrowed and applied onto new service models due to the aforementioned inherent vulnerabilities. In this paper, we propose a Public key infrastructure-based (PKIbased) Trustworthy path discovery mechanism (TPDM), which is further implemented by trustworthy node discovery and neighbor node discovery protocols for new service models. As a result, a source node can discover a trustworthy path to the destination node and each intermediate node can also detect its neighbor nodes. Security analysis and evaluation results indicate the effectiveness and efficiency of our proposed mechanism.
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