Context driven, user-centric access control for smart spaces

M. White, B. Jennings, V. Osmani, S. Van Der Meer

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In this paper, we describe a user-centric access control process for devices and services in smart space environments. The M-Zones Access Control (MAC) Process is driven by context information relating to the activities of the users present in a smart space, and by user-defined policies reflecting these users' preferences. As well as dynamically assigning access rights in response to context changes, the process provides for automatic reconfiguration of resources in order to protect a user's privacy as other users enter/leave his/her vicinity. To illustrate the implementation of the process we discuss its realisation in a test bed emulating an office-based smart space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number2005-11059
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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