Secret communication on interference channels

Roy D. Yates, David Tse, Zang Li

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We examine secret communication over interference channels, starting with a model in which communication is semisecret in that secrecy may depend on other transmitters to follow an agreed-upon signaling strategy. We compare this to robustlysecret communication, in which each user must allow for other users to deviate unilaterally from an agreed-upon strategy to enable better overhearing, as long as that alternate strategy impairs neither the secrecy rate of its own link nor the reliability of any other communicating links. For a particular two-user binary expansion deterministic interference channel, we find and compare the semi-secret and robustly-secret capacity regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2008
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2008 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jul 6 2008Jul 11 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8101


Other2008 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2008
CityToronto, ON

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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