El-Din, A. E., R. A. Ramadan, and M. B. Fayek, "VEGK: Virtual ECC Group Key for Wireless Sensor Networks", the 2nd international conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC'13) at the technical symposia Communications and Information Security (CIS 2013), San Diego, USA, January, 2013. Abstract

A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is a collection of smart sensor nodes cooperated together for achieving the desire of the assigned application. However, these nodes suffer from different limitations including memory available, computational and communicational limitations. Clustering these nodes is considered as one of the main solutions for prolonging the lifetime of the network. At the same time, security is another challenge for WSNs due to the critical information wirelessly transferred through the network. In this paper, we propose a security framework called Virtual ECC Group Key (VEGK) merging Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) with symmetric pairwise keys along with virtual ECC group keys. In addition, we believe that merging the security with clustering will be beneficial to the energy saving in WSN. Based on the analysis of different scenarios, our proposed security framework is proved to protect the network from many attacks.

El-Din, A. E., R. A. Ramadan, and M. B. Fayek, "VEGK: Secure Clustering for Efficient Operation in WSNs", the international journal of Communications and Computer Security, vol. Acta Press, 2013, issue Acta Press, 2013, 2013.
El-Din, A. E., R. A. Ramadan, and M. B. Fayek, "A Novel Fuzzy HEED Security using VEGK for Wireless Sensor Networks", The Eighth IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Sensor Networks Security (WSNS'12), in conjunction with MASS2012, LV, USA, USA, October, 2012.
El-Din, A. E., R. A. Ramadan, and M. B. Fayek, "Secure Clustering based SEP using Virtual ECC Group Key for Wireless Sensor Networks", International conference on engineering and technology (ICET 2012), Special Session Recent Advances on Sensor and Actor Networks (SANET), October, 2012.
Fayek, M. B., H. M. El-Boghdadi, and M. A. Gawad, "An Intelligent Search Engine for Extracting Documents Relevant To Poorly Defined Criteria", CIIT International Journal of CiiT International Journal of Data Mining and Knowledge Engineering, vol. January 2012 , issue ISSN 0974 – 9683, 2012.
Talaat, A. S., A. F. Atiya, S. A. Mokhtar, A. Al-Ani, and M. Fayek, "Multiclass penalized likelihood pattern classification algorithm", Proceedings 19th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2012), Doha, Qatar, November, 2012.
Nawar, M. N., M. N. Mahmoud, and M. B. Fayek, "Improved Tokenization and POS Tagging for Arabic Text", Twelfth Conference on Language Engineering, 12-13 Dec. 2012, Egyptian Society of Language Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Dec. 2012.
Fayek, M. B., "DYN_CBC: Dynamic adjustment of Context Based Clearing for Advanced GA Niching", CIIT International Journal of Artificial Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning, vol. Nov 2011, issue ISSN 0974 – 9667, 2011.
Khairy, M., M. B. Fayek, and E. E. Hemayed, "PSO2: Particle Swarm Optimization with PSO-Based Local Search", CEC2011, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Computational Intelligence Group, New Orleans, June , 2011.
ElBadrawy, A. A., E. E. Hemayed, and M. B. Fayek, "Rapid collision detection for deformable objects using inclusion-fields applied to cloth simulation", Cairo University Journal of Advanced Research, 2011.