Privacy in Location-Based Applications

Research Issues and Emerging Trends

  • Claudio Bettini
  • Sushil Jajodia
  • Pierangela Samarati
  • X. Sean Wang

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5599)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Claudio Bettini, Sergio Mascetti, X. Sean Wang, Dario Freni, Sushil Jajodia
    Pages 1-30
  3. Christian S. Jensen, Hua Lu, Man Lung Yiu
    Pages 31-58
  4. Claudio A. Ardagna, Sushil Jajodia, Pierangela Samarati, Angelos Stavrou
    Pages 84-105
  5. Claudio A. Ardagna, Marco Cremonini, Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Pierangela Samarati
    Pages 106-126
  6. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Ivan Visconti, Christian Wachsmann
    Pages 127-150
  7. Daniele Riboni, Linda Pareschi, Claudio Bettini
    Pages 151-172
  8. Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Qianhong Wu
    Pages 173-189
  9. Back Matter

About this book


Location-based applications refer to those that use location data in a prominent manner. Location data can be very effective for service provisioning, enabling the birth of a new generation of information services. Although data security and privacy issues have been extensively investigated in several domains, current techniques are not readily applicable to location-based applications. Conciliating the effectiveness of these applications with privacy concerns constitutes a unique challenge, mostly due to the semantic richness of location and time information. Research in this field involves aspects of spatio-temporal reasoning, query processing, system security, statistical inference, and more importantly, anonymization techniques. Several research groups have been working in recent years to identify privacy attacks and defense techniques in this domain.

This state-of-the-art survey provides a solid ground for researchers approaching this topic to understand current achievements through a common categorization of privacy threats and defense techniques. This objective is particularly challenging considering the specific (and often implicit) assumptions that characterize the recent literature on privacy in location-based services.

The book also illustrates the many facets that make the study of this topic a particularly interesting research subject, including topics that go beyond privacy preserving transformations of service requests, and include access control, privacy preserving publishing of moving object data, privacy in the use of specific positioning technology, and privacy in vehicular network applications.


Access Processing RFID access control architectures control data security information retrieval mobile networks networks privacy private information retrieval query processing technology time

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudio Bettini
    • 1
  • Sushil Jajodia
    • 2
  • Pierangela Samarati
    • 3
  • X. Sean Wang
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione (DICO)Universita’ degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Tecnologie dell’ InformazioneUniversita’ degli Studi di MilanoCremaItaly
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03510-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03511-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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