Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 7th International ICST Conference, MobiQuitous 2010, Sydeny, Australia, December 6-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Safe Execution of Dynamically Loaded Code on Mobile Phones

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29154-8_1,
        author={Glen Pink and Simon Gerber and Michael Fry and Judy Kay and Bob Kummerfeld and Rainer Wasinger},
        title={Safe Execution of Dynamically Loaded Code on Mobile Phones},
        proceedings={Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 7th International ICST Conference, MobiQuitous 2010, Sydeny, Australia, December 6-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Client-side user modelling security frameworks personalised mobile applications},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29154-8_1}
    }
    
  • Glen Pink
    Simon Gerber
    Michael Fry
    Judy Kay
    Bob Kummerfeld
    Rainer Wasinger
    Year: 2012
    Safe Execution of Dynamically Loaded Code on Mobile Phones
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29154-8_1
Glen Pink1,*, Simon Gerber1,*, Michael Fry1,*, Judy Kay1,*, Bob Kummerfeld1,*, Rainer Wasinger1,*
  • 1: University of Sydney
*Contact email: gpin7031@sydney.edu.au, sger6218@sydney.edu.au, Michael.Fry@sydney.edu.au, Judy.Kay@sydney.edu.au, Bob.Kummerfeld@sydney.edu.au, Rainer.Wasinger@sydney.edu.au

Abstract

Mobile phones are devices, and as such there is an increasing need for personalised, context-aware applications. This paper describes DCEF (Dynamic Code Execution Framework), a framework which allows applications to securely execute dynamically loaded code, providing new functionality such as client-side personalisation. DCEF ensures the user’s personal information remains safe while executing code from potentially untrusted sources. Our contributions are: the abstract design of DCEF; an evaluation of the security of our design; the implementation of DCEF; a demonstration that runtime performance is acceptable and validation of DCEF by using it to create an application which provides personalised information delivery about cultural heritage and museum sites.