Masters Theses


"The advance in wireless communication and positioning systems has permitted development of a large variety of location-based services that, for example, can help people easily locate family members or find nearest gas station or restaurant. As location-based services become more and more popular, concerns are growing about the misuse of location information by malicious parties. In order to preserve location privacy, many efforts have been devoted to preventing service providers from determining users' exact locations. Few works have sought to help users manage their privacy preferences; however management of privacy is an important issue in real applications. This work developed an easy-to-use location privacy management system. Specifically, it defines a succinct yet expressive location privacy policy constructs that can be easily understood by ordinary users. The system provides various policy management functions including policy composition, policy conflict detection, and policy recommendation. Policy composition allows users to insert and delete policies. Policy conflict detection will automatically check conflict among policies whenever there is any change. The policy recommendation system will generate recommended policies based on users' basic requirements in order to reduce users' burden. A system prototype has been implemented and evaluated in terms of both efficiency and effectiveness"--Abstract, page iii.


Lin, Dan

Committee Member(s)

Chellappan, Sriram
Sedigh, Sahra


Computer Science

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Science


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2011


viii, 60 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-56).


© 2011 Arej Awodha Muhammed, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Computer security
Data transmission systems -- Security measures
Mobile geographic information systems
Wireless communication systems -- Security measures

Thesis Number

T 9847

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