New insight to preserve online survey accuracy and privacy in big data era

Joseph K. Liu, Man Ho Allen Au, Xinyi Huang, Willy Susilo, Jianying Zhou, Yong Yu

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An online survey system provides a convenient way for people to conduct surveys. It removes the necessity of human resources to hold paper surveys or telephone interviews and hence reduces the cost significantly. Nevertheless, accuracy and privacy remain as the major obstacles that need additional attention. To conduct an accurate survey, privacy maybe lost, and vice versa. In this paper, we provide new insight to preserve these two seeming contradictory issues in online survey systems especially suitable in big data era. We propose a secure system, which is shown to be efficient and practical by simulation data. Our analysis further shows that the proposed solution is desirable not only in online survey systems but also in several potential applications, including E-Voting, Smart-Grid and Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Security - ESORICS 2014
Subtitle of host publication9th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security Wroclaw, Poland, September 7-11, 2014 - Proceedings, Part II
EditorsMiroslaw Kutylowski, Jaideep Vaidya
Place of PublicationHeidelberg Germany
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319112121
ISBN (Print)9783319112114
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Symposium On Research In Computer Security 2014 - Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland
Duration: 7 Sept 201411 Sept 2014
Conference number: 19th (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceEuropean Symposium On Research In Computer Security 2014
Abbreviated titleESORICS 2014
Internet address


  • Online Survey
  • Privacy
  • Big Data

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