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A Survey on Elliptic Curve Cryptography for Pervasive Computing Environment

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 10 - Article 8
Year of Publication: 2010
Vivek Katiyar
Kamlesh Dutta
Syona Gupta

Vivek Katiyar, Kamlesh Dutta and Syona Gupta. Article:A Survey on Elliptic Curve Cryptography for Pervasive Computing Environment. International Journal of Computer Applications 11(10):41–46, December 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

	author = {Vivek Katiyar and Kamlesh Dutta and Syona Gupta},
	title = {Article:A Survey on Elliptic Curve Cryptography for Pervasive Computing Environment},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2010},
	volume = {11},
	number = {10},
	pages = {41--46},
	month = {December},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}


In today’s era of the ubiquitous computing, the Internet has become the main mode of data communication. Most of the devices used in wireless/mobile environments, that form wireless networks, ad-hoc networks and wireless sensor networks etc., have low computational power, memory and limited battery power. In such a Pervasive Computing environment, providing security to data becomes a complex task. Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) has become the preferred choice for the pervasive computing environment because of its suitability to the devices having limited bandwidth, battery power, less computational resources and less memory. This paper provides an introduction to ECC and presents a survey on the current use of ECC in the pervasive computing environment.


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