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  Subjects -> ELECTRONICS (Total: 179 journals)
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Acta Electronica Malaysia     Open Access  
Advances in Biosensors and Bioelectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 78)
Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Microelectronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Power Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Advancing Microelectronics     Hybrid Journal  
Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 313)
American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Archives of Electrical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Bell Labs Technical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Bioelectronics in Medicine     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
BULLETIN of National Technical University of Ukraine. Series RADIOTECHNIQUE. RADIOAPPARATUS BUILDING     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences : Technical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Journal of Electronics     Hybrid Journal  
Circuits and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Consumer Electronics Times     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 266)
Edu Elektrika Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electrica     Open Access  
Electronic Design     Partially Free   (Followers: 105)
Electronic Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Electronic Materials Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 86)
Electronics and Communications in Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Electronics For You     Partially Free   (Followers: 92)
Electronics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Elkha : Jurnal Teknik Elektro     Open Access  
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Energy Harvesting and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Energy Storage Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
EPJ Quantum Technology     Open Access  
EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Electronics and Energetics     Open Access  
Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Foundations and Trends® in Signal Processing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Frequenz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers of Optoelectronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 189)
Haptics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology     Open Access  
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 77)
IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 70)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
IEICE - Transactions on Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
IEICE - Transactions on Information and Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IET Cyber-Physical Systems : Theory & Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
IET Nanodielectrics     Open Access  
IET Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
IET Smart Grid     Open Access  
IET Wireless Sensor Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
IETE Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IETE Journal of Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
IETE Technical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
IJEIS (Indonesian Journal of Electronics and Instrumentation Systems)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Informatik-Spektrum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Instabilities in Silicon Devices     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Advances in Telecommunications, Electrotechnics, Signals and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Applied Electronics in Physics & Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Nano Devices, Sensors and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Nanoscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Review in Electronics & Communication Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Transaction of Electrical and Computer Engineers System     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JAREE (Journal on Advanced Research in Electrical Engineering)     Open Access  
Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Advanced Dielectrics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Computational Intelligence and Electronic Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Electrical Engineering & Electronic Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Electrical, Electronics and Informatics     Open Access  
Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Electronic Design Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Electronics (China)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Energy Storage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics     Open Access  
Journal of Field Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 167)
Journal of Information and Telecommunication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Intelligent Procedures in Electrical Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Low Power Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Microelectronics and Electronic Packaging     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Optoelectronics Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Power Electronics & Power Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Semiconductors     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Sensors     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Signal and Information Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Jurnal Rekayasa Elektrika     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknik Elektro     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknologi Elektro     Open Access  
Kinetik : Game Technology, Information System, Computer Network, Computing, Electronics, and Control     Open Access  
Learning Technologies, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Magnetics Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Majalah Ilmiah Teknologi Elektro : Journal of Electrical Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Metrology and Measurement Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Nanotechnology, Science and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Nature Electronics     Hybrid Journal  
Networks: an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Open Electrical & Electronic Engineering Journal     Open Access  
Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA Journal of     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Power Electronics and Drives     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Problemy Peredachi Informatsii     Full-text available via subscription  
Progress in Quantum Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Pulse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Recent Advances in Communications and Networking Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Embedded System & Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Security and Communication Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Semiconductors and Semimetals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sensing and Imaging : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Solid-State Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Superconductor Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Synthesis Lectures on Power Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Technical Report Electronics and Computer Engineering     Open Access  
TELE     Open Access  
Telematique     Open Access  
TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication, Computing, Electronics and Control)     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Universal Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Visión Electrónica : algo más que un estado sólido     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Wireless and Mobile Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Wireless Power Transfer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Women in Engineering Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Електротехніка і Електромеханіка     Open Access  

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IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.53
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Number of Followers: 40  
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ISSN (Print) 0098-3063
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  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
    • Abstract: "Presents a listing of the editorial board, board of governors, current staff, committee members, and/or society editors for this issue of the publication."
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Board of Governors
    • Abstract: "Presents a listing of the editorial board, board of governors, current staff, committee members, and/or society editors for this issue of the publication."
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Officers and Committee Chairs
    • Abstract: "Presents a listing of the editorial board, board of governors, current staff, committee members, and/or society editors for this issue of the publication."
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • A Robust and Efficient Video Anti-Shaking Algorithm for Low-End Smartphone
    • Authors: Qiwei Xie;Xi Chen;Liming Zhang;An Jiang;Feng Cui;
      Pages: 1 - 10
      Abstract: Feature phones or low-end smart phones are an important part of our daily life. While lacking the powerful embedded camera and processing capability of the high-end smart phone, the feature phones with the low-end camera and processing capability are still widely used owing to its lower cost. Consequently, image and video processing algorithms are needed for many intelligent applications on the low-end smart phones. In this paper, we propose a novel robust and efficient video anti-shaking algorithm for the low-end smartphone platform. It provides an integrated application for the low-end smartphone platform, which includes a novel global motion estimation method, and a rapid and efficient local motion detection method. The overall framework is proposed considering the limited camera perception quality and limited mobile processing capability of the feature phone. The proposed algorithm can not only obtain a good visual effect but also be implemented in real-time for the low-end mobile platforms with very limited computational resource. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method can achieve a similar video stabilization effect to the Optical Image Stabilization hardware in high-end smartphones.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • Standby Power Management of a Smart Home Appliance by Using Energy Saving
           System With Active Loading Feature Identification
    • Authors: Ming-Tang Chen;Che-Min Lin;
      Pages: 11 - 17
      Abstract: Recently, energy conservation has been concerned, and there are several aspects to improve the energy consumption issues. Therefore, many research results were proposed to mitigate the related problems, one of these is to eliminate the extra standby power of household appliances. This paper employed an effective method to identify load characteristics of appliances in different operation states by support vector machines, and a smart home electric energy saving system was built up to implement the method. Furthermore, a virtual living room was simulated in the laboratory as an experimental object, and a prototype system was built up. The performance test results are proposed to validate the feasibility of the proposed system.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • Closed-Loop System to Guarantee Battery Lifetime for Mobile Video
    • Authors: Ángel M. Groba;Pedro J. Lobo;Miguel Chavarrías;
      Pages: 18 - 27
      Abstract: The pervasive utilization of mobile technology for an increasing number of utilities and applications enhances the importance of the battery-energy optimization. Among those applications, the ones related to digital video are very popular. When using this type of applications, users may want to ensure a certain battery lifetime in order to complete the viewing of a given video content. This paper presents the design of a closed-loop control system that, from the user-desired battery lifetime, regulates the battery discharge rate in order to meet the user expectations regardless of the real-time dynamic power variations of the video decoding activity. The system is validated first by simulation and then by real tests, since it has been implemented in the operating system (OS) of a commercial development board. A simple proportional controller is able to limit the system error to an equivalent difference of only 0.4 s between the target and the achieved lifetimes, with very little computational overhead. Besides, its OS-based implementation makes it transparent to the user-level applications. Some tests show how the system is able to achieve the same lifetimes as the ones achieved with a couple of Linux-based governors, but with the determinism that the user target lifetime sets from the beginning of each test. Moreover, further tests show that the deterministic lifetimes can be extended up to 12% and 4% beyond those two governors, respectively.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • Low-Complexity Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring Using Unsupervised Learning
           and Generalized Appliance Models
    • Authors: Qi Liu;Kondwani Michael Kamoto;Xiaodong Liu;Mingxu Sun;Nigel Linge;
      Pages: 28 - 37
      Abstract: Awareness of electric energy usage has both societal and economic benefits, which include reduced energy bills and stress on non-renewable energy sources. In recent years, there has been a surge in interest in the field of load monitoring, also referred to as energy disaggregation, which involves methods and techniques for monitoring electric energy usage and providing appropriate feedback on usage patterns to homeowners. The use of unsupervised learning in non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) is a key area of study, with practical solutions having wide implications for energy monitoring. In this paper, a lowcomplexity unsupervised NILM algorithm is presented, which is designed toward practical implementation. The algorithm is inspired by a fuzzy clustering algorithm called entropy index constraints competitive agglomeration, but facilitated and improved in a practical load monitoring environment to produce a set of generalized appliance models for the detection of appliance usage within a household. Experimental evaluation conducted using energy data from the reference energy data disaggregation dataset indicates that the algorithm has out-performance for event detection compared with recent state-of-the-art work for unsupervised NILM when considering common NILM metrics, such as accuracy, precision, recall, F-measure, and total energy correctly assigned.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • Load Profile-Based Coordination of Appliances in a Smart Home
    • Authors: Rui Teng;Tatsuya Yamazaki;
      Pages: 38 - 46
      Abstract: Fine-scale load profile monitoring in smart home systems provides large sources of data for the energy consumption patterns of various home appliances. New opportunities for home energy management with high-level granularity can rise due to the increasing availability of load profile data. Such energy management is especially important for hybrid energy sources, which have limited power capacity for renewable energy. This paper introduces a home energy system that collects load profiles and supports event reservation with the proactive coordination of appliances. We address the problem of profile-based coordination among home appliances, which may operate concurrently. The coordination efficiency is measured by the total energy cost, which is a function of energy prices and the energy consumption at each energy source. We propose a profile-matched time-shift approach in order to minimize the total energy cost. The proposed approach identifies a set of start times of multiple home appliances according to the power consumption prices, delay tolerances, and energy sources capacities. The proposed method is evaluated by a comparison with other methods, such as random shifting. The results show that the profile-matched shifting of home appliances yields the lowest cost compared the costs of with other approaches.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • A Novel Dehazing Method for Color Fidelity and Contrast Enhancement on
           Mobile Devices
    • Authors: Ping Wang;Qinglan Fan;Yunfeng Zhang;Fangxun Bao;Caiming Zhang;
      Pages: 47 - 56
      Abstract: Mobile devices that can capture images outdoors often suffer from poor weather conditions. Observed scenes lose contrast and visibility, and are also subject to color shifts due to the presence of fog and haze. In this paper, a single image dehazing method for removing color distortion and enhancing contrast on mobile devices is presented. The method can effectively remove haze from images with an uneven haze density. First, based on the local haze density, a superpixel segmentation algorithm is employed to adaptively divide a hazy image into several regions. Second, the local atmospheric light in each image region is estimated, and an initial transmission map is calculated. Finally, based on the haze imaging model, an iterative algorithm is developed to estimate the local atmospheric light and transmission for restoring the image. The proposed method can effectively recover detailed image information, resulting in an image with natural color, with an acceptable time performance. Experimental results show that the proposed method can be applied effectively to mobile devices, including digital cameras and mobile phones for enhancing the contrast and visibility without introducing color distortion.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • Enabling Semantic Discovery in the Swarm
    • Authors: Pablo C. Calcina-Ccori;Laisa Caroline Costa De Biase;Geovane Fedrecheski;Flávio Soares Corrêa da Silva;Marcelo Knörich Zuffo;
      Pages: 57 - 63
      Abstract: Given the large amount of devices in the Internet of Things (IoT), a major challenge is to efficiently find services that meet specific requirements. The proliferation of standards and protocols precludes the existence of a common nomenclature to describe IoT devices, and hence hinders device interoperability. In the previous work, we had proposed the Swarm, a framework to create a common interface for IoT devices. The Swarm provides a software agent to facilitate the decentralized communication and interaction of devices, constituting a step toward interoperability in the IoT. Semantic technologies have been successfully used for service discovery in business applications, and more recently are being used to solve interoperability problems in the IoT. This paper aims to propose a framework to enable semantic discovery in the Swarm. We provide an architecture and describe a reference implementation, based on open Web technologies. We also provide a method to validate our results and propose future directions of this paper.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • Communal Acts of IoT Consumers: A Potential Threat to Security and Privacy
    • Authors: Wazir Zada Khan;Mohammed Y. Aalsalem;Muhammad Khurram Khan;
      Pages: 64 - 72
      Abstract: Consumer Electronics Internet of Things (CEIoT) products, implemented with improper security measures and inadequate privacy-preserving mechanisms, let the hackers or intruders to access and misuse consumer’s personal information. In this paper, we present a framework and perspective to study and address Internet of Things (IoT) consumer’s security and privacy violation from seemingly five different angles; borrow, rent, gift, resale, and retire. In the act of borrow, an IoT consumer takes and uses another consumer’s CEIoT products with the intention of return after usage. In the act of rent, a consumer offers his CEIoT products to other people for temporary usage and charges regular payment for the service. In the act of gift, a consumer willingly gives or presents his used CEIoT products to his friends or relatives without payment. In the act of resale, IoT consumers sell their previously bought or used CEIoT products. In the act of retire, IoT consumers dispose of or throw their used CEIoT products when they become out of service or after the end of product’s life. This act could raise serious privacy concerns, since “IoT waste” may become an attractive gateway for cybercriminals to access private information. Moreover, we also present challenges with the above-mentioned five acts of security and privacy violation. And finally, we suggest some recommendations to preserve the security and privacy of IoT consumers.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • An Efficient and Non-Time-Sensitive File-Aware Garbage Collection
           Algorithm for NAND Flash-Based Consumer Electronics
    • Authors: Hua Yan;Yong Huang;Xinzhi Zhou;Yinjie Lei;
      Pages: 73 - 79
      Abstract: NAND flash memory has been widely used in consumer electronics, such as tablet personal computers and smart phones. However, unlike traditional hard disk, a garbage collection is required to reclaim memory space during data updates. A garbage collection includes a series of extra read, write and erase operations. Both write and erase operations are time consuming process, which affect the effectiveness and efficiency of the NAND flash memory system. Moreover, flash memory blocks are challenged by the limitation of the erase count. Thus, considerable efforts have been paid to reduce the garbage collection overhead and improve wear leveling. In this paper, an efficient and non-time-sensitive file-aware garbage collection algorithm, called FaGC+, is proposed. The FaGC+ algorithm involves a novel update frequency calculation method and a novel cold-hot logical page categorization scheme. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm outperforms existing garbage collection algorithms in terms of garbage collection overhead and time-sensitivity in wear leveling control.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • An Efficient Authenticated Key Agreement Scheme for Consumer USB MSDs
           Resilient to Unauthorized File Decryption
    • Authors: Inam ul Haq;Jian Wang;Youwen Zhu;
      Pages: 80 - 89
      Abstract: The Mass Storage Class (MSC) of universal serial bus (USB) interface is a collection of communication protocols that enables USB Mass Storage Device(s) [MSD(s)] to be connected with the host system for data transfer in full duplex fashion. USB_MSDs are common in use due to their affordable price, high storage capacity, and excellent transmission speed. But because of security vulnerabilities, its use is strictly prohibited in many classified and commercial environments. Authenticated key agreement between client terminal and authentication server is an essential security feature to securely store data on USB_MSD. Recently, Giri et al. proposed an authenticated key agreement scheme for USB_MSD, having session spanning file decryption characteristics. In this paper, we have reviewed and pointed out several security vulnerabilities, including unauthorized file decryption attack of the aforesaid scheme. This paper introduces the notion of unauthorized file decryption attack and defines its adversarial model. Next, an improved security protocol for USB_MSD(s) has been proposed. The formal and informal security along with Automated Validation of Internet Security Protocols and Application (AVISPA) tool verification of proposed scheme shows that it is safe against eminent attacks. The performance comparison in terms of computational complexity, communication overhead, storage space and security features showed that proposed scheme is computationally efficient and has improved security characteristics also.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • Attribute-Based Access Control for the Swarm With Distributed Policy
    • Authors: Geovane Fedrecheski;Laisa Caroline Costa De Biase;Pablo C. Calcina-Ccori;Marcelo Knorich Zuffo;
      Pages: 90 - 98
      Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing society by enabling everyday life objects with processing and communication. The Swarm is an edge-centric IoT approach in which independent, cross-niche, and heterogeneous devices can cooperate with each other to execute tasks synergistically. Access control is indispensable for the Swarm, as it ensures confidentiality and ownership, and prevents cyber-attacks since only authorized services can communicate. Although many access control models do exist, there is a lack of edge-based and easy-to-use access control systems in the consumer electronics field. This paper presents a distributed attribute-based access control system for the Swarm. It features a distributed policy management GUI that allows users to setup policies for IoT devices in a decentralized way. The proposed system is evaluated according to a set of national institute of standards and technologies quality metrics, and it is also subject to a performance evaluation. Results indicate that the system offers good usability factors and can handle from 10 000 to 6 billion services when considering, respectively, an arbitrary graph density of 20% and a social-based graph density of 0.000034%.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • Protecting DSP Kernels Using Robust Hologram-Based Obfuscation
    • Authors: Anirban Sengupta;Mahendra Rathor;
      Pages: 99 - 108
      Abstract: Digital signal processing (DSP) kernels-based intellectual property cores are important components of modern consumer electronics. However, hardware threats such as reverse engineering and Trojan insertion have raised serious concerns about the protection of DSP kernels. Structural obfuscation is one of the protection mechanisms that make DSP design architecture un-obvious to interpret, thereby making it harder to reverse engineer. A novel methodology is presented in this paper called “hologram-based structural obfuscation” for protection of DSP kernels. The proposed hologram-based obfuscation integrates two DSP kernel architectures in a camouflaged fashion without change of functionality of each DSP kernel, such that it becomes complex and un-interpretable to an adversary. This approach of simultaneous protection of two DSP kernels via hologram obfuscation is presented first time in the literature. We propose multiple robust obfuscation algorithms in this paper to design hologram-based obfuscated designs and demonstrate using popular DSP kernels. Proposed approach is compared with a recent work on protecting DSP kernels and experimental results indicate that proposed approach yields significantly lesser area and stronger obfuscation. Results of proposed obfuscation on DSP kernels achieve approximately 33.5% reduction in gate count and ~14 times stronger obfuscation than recent work.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • Defeating Silicon Reverse Engineering Using a Layout-Level Standard Cell
    • Authors: Hector Gomez;Ckristian Duran;Elkim Roa;
      Pages: 109 - 118
      Abstract: Intellectual property protection techniques face a challenging task in countering a physical attack by reverse engineering the netlist of an embedded integrated circuit. An attacker can extract sensitive information with image tools by processing microphotographs at low metal layers of delayered chips. We propose a low performance and zero-area impact method to obfuscate circuits by using a current digital design flow with a layout standard cell generator to obtain different physical versions of the same logic cell. Results indicate that timing and power overhead, introduced by the obfuscation method, can be mitigated. After applying the method to a set of benchmark circuits and a 32-bit RISC-based microprocessor, results show a 40%-50% average obfuscation with zero area penalty and less than 2% timing and power penalty for system level blocks. Considering that most attacks direct reverse engineering to key cryptographic functions, experimental obfuscation results indicate a timing penalty of 4% with a strong obfuscation level for a synthesized key establishment core.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
  • A QoE and Simulator Sickness Evaluation of a Smart-Exercise-Bike Virtual
           Reality System via User Feedback and Physiological Signals
    • Authors: Stamos Katsigiannis;Rhys Willis;Naeem Ramzan;
      Pages: 119 - 127
      Abstract: In this paper, we proposed, designed, and evaluated a smart-exercise-bike virtual reality system. The proposed system uses a custom microcontroller-based board in order to transmit signals from a stationary exercise bike to a computer, while a commercially available head mounted display is used in order to immerse the users into a virtual reality environment. Various quality settings related to texture resolution and to the frame rate of the rendered environment were evaluated by the users, while simulator sickness was assessed using the Simulator Sickness Questionnaire. Furthermore, physiological responses in terms of electrocardiography and galvanic skin response signals were captured for the whole duration of the experiments in order to better assess the effects of rendering quality and simulator sickness on the quality of experience of the proposed smart-exercise-bike virtual reality system. The effect and correlation between rendering quality and simulator sickness is then discussed in this paper.
      PubDate: Feb. 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2019)
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