Fractal PKC-Based Key Management Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Shantala Devi PatilEmail author
  • B. P. Vijayakumar
  • Kiran Kumari Patil
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 555)


We intend to introduce through this paper a new fractal-based cryptographic method to the world of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Fractal cryptography is part of chaos cryptography with strong security features due to its chaotic nature and complex structure, making it more preferable than the prevailing cryptographic schemes. In this paper, a novel fractal PKC-based key management scheme for heterogeneous mobile WSNs is proposed. The scheme uses the Mandelbrot and Julia fractal sets due to their strong interconnectivity and is more efficient for resource-constrained WSNs with short key size than RSA and ECC. We compare the efficiency of the proposed scheme with the existing schemes.


Wireless sensor networks Key management Fractal PKC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shantala Devi Patil
    • 1
    Email author
  • B. P. Vijayakumar
    • 2
  • Kiran Kumari Patil
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science and EngineeringREVA Institute of Technology and ManagementBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Information Science and EngineeringM S Ramaiah Institute of TechnologyBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.School of Computing and Information TechnologyREVA UniversityBangaloreIndia

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