An Investigation into the Design of Energy-Efficient Session Negotiation Protocols for Wireless Networks

Ramesh Karri, Piyush Mishra

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Security protocols use session negotiation protocols for establishing and managing secure sessions and secure data exchange protocols for secure data communications. Deployment of resource-intensive security protocols in battery-powered mobile devices has elevated energy characteristics to an important design metric. In this paper we study the energy consumption characteristics of secure session negotiation protocols within the framework of Internet Security Protocol (IPSec). Based on the observations made we present techniques to optimize the energy consumed by session negotiation protocols. Proposed techniques achieve 5× to 11× energy savings without compromising the session security. We show that the proposed techniques are platform independent and discuss the impact of platform specific characteristics, such as available system resources, on the energy characteristics of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record / IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2003
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2003Dec 5 2003


OtherIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Energy-efficiency
  • IPSec
  • Protocol
  • Session negotiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change


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