Title

A privacy-preserving and power-efficient bicycle tracking scheme for theft mitigation

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

IEEE 2nd International Smart Cities Conference: Improving the Citizens Quality of Life, ISC2 2016 - Proceedings

Publication Date

9-30-2016

Abstract

© 2016 IEEE. Bicycle theft is a big problem in places such as university towns, where bicycles offer one of the most costefficient and quick ways for students to move around. For example, 1,200 bicycles are stolen yearly in Göttingen, with more than 300,000 being reported as stolen in the whole of Germany during 2014. We present a power efficient architecture to track the locations of stolen bicycles using opportunistic communication with collection nodes placed in high traffic spots, that can be used to find stolen and lost bicycles. At the same time, the scheme is designed to prevent a loss of privacy for the owners of bicycles that have not been marked as stolen, while also reducing power usage during times where bicycles are under the control of their proper owners.We also show the feasibility of our approach using a simplified implementation using IRIS nodes, with a university campus serving as a testbed.

ISBN

9781509018451

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Last Page

4

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Crime; Data privacy; Sporting goods; Cost-efficient; Opportunistic communications; Power efficient; Privacy preserving; Reducing power; Tracking scheme; University campus; Bicycles

Scopus ID

84994091954

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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