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Location-Based Services Handbook by Mohammad Ilyas, Syed A. Ahson

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Chapter 9

Protecting Privacy in Location-Based Applications

Calvert L. Bowen III, Ingrid Burbey, and Thomas L. Martin

Portions reprinted with permission, from “Location Privacy for Users of Wireless Devices through Cloaking” from the Proceedings of the 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa, HI, 2008. © IEEE

9.1 Introduction

Location-based systems (LBSs) will have a dramatic impact in the future, as clearly indicated by market surveys. The demand for navigation services is predicted to rise by a combined annual growth rate of more than 104% between 2008 and 2012 (RNCOS 2008). This anticipated growth in LBSs will be supported by an explosion in the number of location-aware devices available to the public at reasonable ...

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