Fine-grained private matching for proximity-based mobile social networking

Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, Jinyuan Sun, Guanhua Yan

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Abstract

Proximity-based mobile social networking (PMSN) refers to the social interaction among physically proximate mobile users directly through the Bluetooth/WiFi interfaces on their smartphones or other mobile devices. It becomes increasingly popular due to the recently explosive growth of smartphone users. Profile matching means two users comparing their personal profiles and is often the first step towards effective PMSN. It, however, conflicts with users' growing privacy concerns about disclosing their personal profiles to complete strangers before deciding to interact with them. This paper tackles this open challenge by designing a suite of novel fine-grained private matching protocols. Our protocols enable two users to perform profile matching without disclosing any information about their profiles beyond the comparison result. In contrast to existing coarse-grained private matching schemes for PMSN, our protocols allow finer differentiation between PMSN users and can support a wide range of matching metrics at different privacy levels. The security and communication/computation overhead of our protocols are thoroughly analyzed and evaluated via detailed simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
Pages1969-1977
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventIEEE Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2012Mar 30 2012

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OtherIEEE Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM 2012
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period3/25/123/30/12

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Network protocols
Smartphones
Bluetooth
Mobile devices
Interfaces (computer)
Communication

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  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Zhang, R., Zhang, Y., Sun, J., & Yan, G. (2012). Fine-grained private matching for proximity-based mobile social networking. In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM (pp. 1969-1977). [6195574] https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2012.6195574

Fine-grained private matching for proximity-based mobile social networking. / Zhang, Rui; Zhang, Yanchao; Sun, Jinyuan; Yan, Guanhua.

Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM. 2012. p. 1969-1977 6195574.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zhang, R, Zhang, Y, Sun, J & Yan, G 2012, Fine-grained private matching for proximity-based mobile social networking. in Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM., 6195574, pp. 1969-1977, IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM 2012, Orlando, FL, United States, 3/25/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2012.6195574
Zhang R, Zhang Y, Sun J, Yan G. Fine-grained private matching for proximity-based mobile social networking. In Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM. 2012. p. 1969-1977. 6195574 https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2012.6195574
Zhang, Rui ; Zhang, Yanchao ; Sun, Jinyuan ; Yan, Guanhua. / Fine-grained private matching for proximity-based mobile social networking. Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM. 2012. pp. 1969-1977
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