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, Volume 97, Issue 3, pp 3705–3723 | Cite as

Self-Recommendation Mechanism in Trust Calculation Among Nodes in WSN

  • Xiang GuEmail author
  • Jin Wang
  • Jianlin Qiu
  • Zhengzheng Jiang


This paper proposes a node self-recommendation mechanism which is effective in trust calculation model in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). The mechanism has little practical sense to cable and wireless network among which nodes’ resources, especially energy, are almost unlimited; furthermore it may bring some security risk to networks on the contrary. But as to WSNs where nodes’ resources are strictly limited, a node can express its intension of participating communication to its neighbors by using the mechanism according to its current running state and predefined strategies. This mechanism is useful to save nodes’ energy, balance network load and prolong network lifetime ultimately. The paper focuses on self-recommendation value expression, calculation and synthesis method. Application method of the mechanism is also discussed. Simulation results show that using trust calculation model cooperatively with self-recommendation mechanism can protect low energy nodes effectively and balance energy consumption among adjacent nodes without weakening malicious node identification function of the trust model.


Wireless sensor network Trust model Self-recommendation mechanism Routing protocol 



This work is supported by Jiangsu Overseas Research & Training Program for University Prominent Young &Middle-aged Teachers and Presidents Project, and in part by the Natural Science Foundation of the Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (15KJB520029, 16KJB520038) and the Science Foundation of Nantong of Jiangsu Grants (BK2014064). The authors also gratefully acknowledge the helpful comments and suggestions of the reviewers, which have improved the presentation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyNantong UniversityNantongChina

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