Optimizing location quality in privacy preserving crowdsensing

Yuhui Zhang, Ming Li, Dejun Yang, Jian Tang, Guoliang Xue

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Abstract

Crowdsensing enables a wide range of data collection, where the data are usually tagged with private locations Protecting users' location privacy has been a central issue. The study of various location perturbation techniques for protecting users' location privacy has received widespread attention. Despite the huge promise and considerable attention, the location perturbation operation causes inevitable location errors, which can diminish the location quality of the crowdsensing results. Provable good algorithms that consider location quality in privacy preserving crowdsensing from optimization perspectives are still lacking in the literature. In this paper, we investigate the problem of location quality optimization in privacy preserving crowdsensing, which is to minimize the location quality desegregation, while protecting all users' location privacy. We present an optimal algorithm OLQDM for this problem. Extensive simulations demonstrate that OLQDM significantly outperforms an existing algorithm in terms of the location quality and SSE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728109626
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019
Event2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: Dec 9 2019Dec 13 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa
Period12/9/1912/13/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Media Technology
  • Health Informatics

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    Zhang, Y., Li, M., Yang, D., Tang, J., & Xue, G. (2019). Optimizing location quality in privacy preserving crowdsensing. In 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Proceedings [9014089] (2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOBECOM38437.2019.9014089