A Secure and Robust Connectivity Architecture for Smart Devices and Applications
1 Convergence S/W Laboratory, DMC R&D Center, Samsung Electronics, Suwon 442-600, Republic of Korea
2 Department of Information and Communication Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, 172 Gongreung 2-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul 139-742, Republic of Korea
4 Department of Computer Engineering, Wonkwang University, Jeonbuk 570-749, Republic of Korea
5 Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Chosun University, 375 Seosuk-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju 501-759, Republic of Korea
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011, 2011:176393 doi:10.1155/2011/176393Published: 15 August 2010
Convergence environments and technologies are urgently coming close to our life with various wireless communications and smart devices in order to provide many benefits such as connectivity, usability, mobility, portability, and flexibility as well as lower installation and maintenance costs. Convergence has brought important change not only in the way we live but also in the way we think. It is the progress towards the attempt to create and to evolve new valuable services through the device convergence and fusion of in-home, office, and various environments around the personal mobile apparatus. Based on the dynamic trends of convergence, it is widely argued that the increased requirements on secure and robust connectivity between a variety of mobile devices and their applications provide us the era of real pervasive computing environment. Thus, in this paper, we present a novel connectivity architecture using RF4CE-(Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics-) based wireless zero-configuration and enhanced key agreement approach. We analyze the security and performance of our proposed approach by the development of the prototype H/W and the construction of a testbed with CE and mobile devices.