Secure and energy-efficient multicast routing in smart grids

Alohali, Bashar Ahmed and Vassilakis, Vassilios (2015) Secure and energy-efficient multicast routing in smart grids. In: IEEE Tenth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), 07-09 Apr 2015, Singapore.

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Abstract

A smart grid is a power system that uses information and communication technology to operate, monitor, and control data flows between the power generating source and the end user. It aims at high efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of the electricity supply process that is provided by the utility centre and is distributed from generation stations to clients. To this end, energy-efficient multicast communication is an important requirement to serve a group of residents in a neighbourhood. However, the multicast routing introduces new challenges in terms of secure operation of the smart grid and user privacy. In this paper, after having analysed the security threats for multicast-enabled smart grids, we propose a novel multicast routing protocol that is both sufficiently secure and energy efficient.We also evaluate the performance of the proposed protocol by means of computer simulations, in terms of its energy-efficient operation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 9781479980550
Identifier: 10.1109/ISSNIP.2015.7106929
Page Range: pp. 1-6
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vasileios Vasilakis
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 21:10
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 15:44
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2817

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