WLAN location sharing through a privacy observant architecture

K. Kavitha Muthukrishnan, Nirvana Meratnia, M.E.M. Lijding, G.T. Koprinkov, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    In the last few years, WLAN has seen immense growth and it will continue this trend due to the fact that it provides convenient connectivity as well as high speed links. Furthermore, the infrastructure already exists in most public places and is cheap to extend. These advantages, together with the fact that WLAN covers a large area and is not restricted to line of sight, have led to developing many WLAN localization techniques and applications based on them. In this paper we present a novel calibration-free localization technique using the existing WLAN infrastructure that enables conference participants to determine their location without the need of a centralized system. The evaluation results illustrate the superiority of our technique compared to existing methods. In addition, we present a privacy observant architecture to share location information. We handle both the location of people and the resources in the infrastructure as services, which can be easily discovered and used. An important design issue for us was to avoid tracking people and giving the users control over who they share their location information with and under which conditions.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication1st Int. Conf. on Communication System Software and Middleware (COMSWARE)
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, California
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-9575-1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006
    Event1st International Conference on Communication Systems Software & Middleware, COMSWARE 2006 - Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, India
    Duration: 8 Jan 200612 Jan 2006
    Conference number: 1


    Conference1st International Conference on Communication Systems Software & Middleware, COMSWARE 2006
    Abbreviated titleCOMSWARE
    CityNew Delhi


    • IR-59910
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems
    • EWI-675
    • METIS-237422

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