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A Self-Organising Map Based Algorithm for Analysis of ICmetrics Features

Zhai, Xiaojun and Appiah, Kofi and Ehsan, Shoaib and Cheung, Wah and Hu, Huosheng and Gu, Dongbing and McDonald-Maier, Klaus D and Howells, Gareth (2013) A Self-Organising Map Based Algorithm for Analysis of ICmetrics Features. In: Fourth International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST), 9-11 Sept. 2013, Cambridge.

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Abstract

ICmetrics is a new approach that exploits the characteristic and behaviour of an embedded system to obtain a collection of properties and features, which aims to uniquely identify and secure an embedded system based on its own behavioural identity. In this paper, an algorithm based on a self-organising map (SOM) neural network is proposed to extract and analyse the features derived from a processor's performance profile (i.e. average cycles per instruction (CPI)), where the extracted features are used to help finding the main behaviours of the system. The proposed algorithm has been tested with different programs selected from the MiBench benchmark suite, and the results achieved show that it can successfully segment each program into different main phases based on the unique extracted features, which confirms its utility for the ICmetrics technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICmetrics; embedded systems; feature extraction; self-organizing map (SOM); signal processing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
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Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2015 17:07
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 11:22
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14781

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