Services Integration in Pervasive Environments Workshop

Research Article

Privacy-Aware Service Integration

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/PERSER.2007.4283946,
        author={Pierre  Parrend and Stephane  Frenot and Sebastian  Hohn},
        title={Privacy-Aware Service Integration},
        proceedings={Services Integration in Pervasive Environments Workshop},
  • Pierre Parrend
    Stephane Frenot
    Sebastian Hohn
    Year: 2007
    Privacy-Aware Service Integration
    DOI: 10.1109/PERSER.2007.4283946
Pierre Parrend1,*, Stephane Frenot1, Sebastian Hohn1
  • 1: INRIA ARES/CITI, INSA-Lyon, 21, Av. Jean Capelle, F-69621 Villeurbanne, France,
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Privacy mechanisms exist for monolithic systems. However, pervasive environments that gather user data to support advanced services provide little control over the data an individual releases. This is a strong inhibitor for the development of pervasive systems, since most users do not accept that their personal information is sent out to the wild, and potentially passed over to third party systems. We therefore propose a framework to support user control over the data made available to service providers in the context of an OSGi based Extensible Service Systems. A formal privacy model is defined and service and policy descriptions are deduced. Technical system requirements to support these policies are identified. Since guaranteeing privacy inside the system is of little help if any malicious entity can break into it, a security architecture for OSGi based Extensible Service Systems is also defined.