A flexible, privacy-preserving authentication framework for ubiquitous computing environments

J. Al-Muhtadi, A. Ranganathan, R. Campbell, M. D. Mickunas

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Abstract

The proliferation of smart gadgets, appliances, mobile devices, PDAs and sensors has enabled the construction of ubiquitous computing environments, transforming regular physical spaces into "Active Information Spaces" augmented with intelligence and enhanced with services. This new exciting computing paradigm promises to revolutionize the way we interact with computers, services, and the surrounding physical spaces, yielding higher productivity and more seamless interaction between users and computing services. However, the deployment of this computing paradigm in real-life is hindered by poor security, particularly, the lack of proper authentication and access control techniques and privacy preserving protocols. We propose an authentication framework that addresses this problem through the use of different wearable and embedded devices. These devices authenticate entities with varied levels of confidence, in a transparent, convenient, and private manner, allowing the framework to blend nicely into ubiquitous computing environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 22nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2002
EditorsRoland Wagner
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages771-776
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0769515886
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event22nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2002 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jul 2 2002Jul 5 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
Volume2002-January

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2002
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period7/2/027/5/02

Keywords

  • Mist
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • authentication
  • context-awareness
  • privacy
  • security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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    Al-Muhtadi, J., Ranganathan, A., Campbell, R., & Mickunas, M. D. (2002). A flexible, privacy-preserving authentication framework for ubiquitous computing environments. In R. Wagner (Ed.), Proceedings - 22nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2002 (pp. 771-776). [1030861] (Proceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems; Vol. 2002-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDCSW.2002.1030861