Privacy-Preserving Publish/Subscribe Service in Untrusted Third-party Platform

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-6664-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-6665-3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1550-3607
ISSN (Electronic)1938-1883

Conference

TitleIEEE International Conference on Communications, IEEE ICC 2016
PlaceMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period22 - 27 May 2016

Abstract

Nowadays, many organizations or corporations, such as banks, hospitals, schools, etc., use third-party platform to send notifications or information to their customers or users. This communication model can be generalized to the publish/subscribe model. The publisher will send the content to the subscriber whenever there is any new content that matches the interest of the subscriber. However, the content may contain users' privacy which is sent in plain text by the third-party platform. When the platform is not fully trusted, users' privacy is at the risk. In this paper we propose a secure protocol to protect users' privacy against the untrusted third-party platform. Our privacy preserving protocol has three main advantages: 1) There is no need to set up a secure synchronous communication channel between the subscriber and the publisher in our protocol. 2) There is no need to introduce any Certificate Authority (CA) for certifying publishers or subscribers in our protocol. 3) There is no need for subscribers or publishers to remember any additional key for each subscription or publication, which makes our protocol scalable to large pub/sub system.

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  • publish/subscribe, third-party, security

Citation Format(s)

Privacy-Preserving Publish/Subscribe Service in Untrusted Third-party Platform. / CHENG, Tracy Yingying; Gao, Wei; Jia, Xiaohua; He, Jianfei; Liu, Shucheng.

2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). IEEE, 2016. p. 1-6 (IEEE International Conference on Communications).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review