1st International ICST Workshop on Security and Privacy in Mobile Health Care

Research Article

Privacy in Mobile Web Services eHealth

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/PCTHEALTH.2006.361675,
        author={Kalid  Elmufti and Dasun  Weerasinghe and M Rajarajan and Veselin  Rakocevic and Sanowar  Khan},
        title={Privacy in Mobile Web Services eHealth},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Security and Privacy in Mobile Health Care},
        keywords={3G mobile communication  Access protocols  Authentication  Hospitals  Insurance  Medical services  Personnel  Privacy  Service oriented architecture  Web services},
  • Kalid Elmufti
    Dasun Weerasinghe
    M Rajarajan
    Veselin Rakocevic
    Sanowar Khan
    Year: 2007
    Privacy in Mobile Web Services eHealth
    DOI: 10.1109/PCTHEALTH.2006.361675
Kalid Elmufti1,*, Dasun Weerasinghe1, M Rajarajan1, Veselin Rakocevic1, Sanowar Khan1
  • 1: Mobile Networks Research Group, School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB, UK
*Contact email: k.elmufti@city.ac.uk


There are many advantages to deploying mobile devices in eHealth systems. However; security is still an issue: in particular authentication and user privacy. In this paper we propose a novel architecture that integrates 3GPP UMTS mobile technology with Web services. This will help address authentication and privacy concern within eHealth environment. The architecture makes use of the generic authentication architecture from the 3GPP and the single sign-on system to authenticate mobile users to a health authentication server to give access to various eHealth service providers. The platform for Privacy Preferences Project is thus used to manage privacy in the system