A Scalable and Secure MANET for an i-Voting System

Kazy Noor E Alam Siddiquee
1, Karl Andersson2+, Faria Farjana Khan1,
and Mohammad Shahadat Hossain

1Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Science and Technology Chittagong, Foy’s Lake, Chittagong, Bangladesh

{knas11, faria.farjana.khan}@gmail.com


2Pervasive and Mobile Computing Laboratory

Luleć University of Technology, SE-931 87 Skellefteć, Sweden



3Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Chittagong, University-4331, Bangladesh

hossain ms@cu.ac.bd



Internet Voting (i-Voting) is an online electronic voting process where a voter can vote staying online from anywhere or connected to a wireless network of a target place. In this paper, a wireless network built with a MANET has been considered for the voting process. National parliamentary voting process of Bangladesh has been taken as the case study. The MANET of the voting process is built using some stationary wireless nodes and mobile wireless nodes. Voters carry mobile wireless nodes using which they can vote. Stationary wireless nodes are installed and deployed in the MANET built in a polling area selected by the National Agency of Election process. These nodes are directly in connection with the national database of voters. Stationary nodes perform the authentication and validation processes of the voter (a mobile node) before the vote is given and casted. The secured transaction of data is the goal to be occurred and routed after a strong authentication and validation of the user has been confirmed. The whole process is completed in a scalable wireless network with a distributed goal based approach. Total processes are followed by secured routing of data in this MANET. The optimal routing protocol among OLSR, AODV, DSR, TORA and GRP has been chosen. Denial of Service (DoS) attacks have been considered as the major threat on nodes in this MANET. The simulation work is done in the OPNET simulator.

Keywords: i-voting, Distributed scalable wireless networks, MANET, Routing protocols,
Secure wireless networks.


+: Corresponding author: Karl Andersson

Pervasive and Mobile Computing Laboratory, Luleć University of Technology SE-931 87 Skellefteć, Sweden,
Tel: +46-(0)910-585364


Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications (JoWUA)

Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 1-17, September 2017 [pdf]