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Multi-Layers Balanced LKH

Ng, Wee Hock Desmond and Sun, Zhili (2005) Multi-Layers Balanced LKH IEEE International Conference on Communications, 2. pp. 1015-1019.


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Secure multicast communication is important for applications such as pay-per-view distribution. LKH has been proposed to distribute a shared secret key in a way that scales efficiently for groups with many members. However, the efficiency of LKH depends critically on whether the key tree remains balanced. For applications such as video streaming or online teaching, several multicast sessions might be related in one way or another. in this paper, we consider the balance of the key tree and treat related multicast sessions as a whole. Our approach shows significant improvement over traditional method and trades off additional rekeying costs for similar computation power at members'. side compared to existing related approach. Two optimisations are also proposed to further enhance the efficiency of our algorithm.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Communication Systems Research
Authors :
Ng, Wee Hock Desmond
Date : 1 January 2005
DOI : 10.1109/ICC.2005.1494502
Additional Information : Ng, W.H.D., and Sun, Z. (2005) Multi-Layers Balanced LKH. IEEE International Conference on Communications, Vol. 2, pp. 1015-1019. ©2005 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:44
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 16:23

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