Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 4th International ICST Conference, Mobilware 2011, London, UK, June 22-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Secure Middleware for Mobile Phones and UICC Applications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_14,
        author={Ioannis Kounelis and Hao Zhao and Sead Muftic},
        title={Secure Middleware for Mobile Phones and UICC Applications},
        proceedings={Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 4th International ICST Conference, Mobilware 2011, London, UK, June 22-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={UICC middleware mobile phones},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_14}
    }
    
  • Ioannis Kounelis
    Hao Zhao
    Sead Muftic
    Year: 2012
    Secure Middleware for Mobile Phones and UICC Applications
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_14
Ioannis Kounelis1,*, Hao Zhao2,*, Sead Muftic2,*
  • 1: Joint Research Centre – European Commission
  • 2: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
*Contact email: kounelis@kth.se, hzhao@kth.se, sead@kth.se

Abstract

In this paper we describe our concept, design and current prototype implementation of a new middleware for mobile phones and UICC. The purpose of the middleware is to be used as an interface between applications, loaded in mobile phones, and functionalities of the corresponding supporting modules (applets) stored in UICC. At the moment, our middleware supports only security and mobile payment functions. Our primary goal was to explore the features that multi–application chips provide and to create a new way for handling of sensitive information when stored and used in mobile phones. Another goal is to extend the middleware to hide technology details of underlying UICC and their applets, so that applications developed on the top of the middleware are independent of the underlying mobile phone technologies. We plan to extend the current version of our middleware module to be used with other UICC applications and alternative mobile operating systems.