6th International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

Toward a Trust Management Model for a Configurable Body Sensor Platform

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.bodynets.2011.247072,
        author={Vinh Bui and Johan Lukkien and Richard Verhoeven},
        title={Toward a Trust Management Model for a Configurable Body Sensor Platform},
        proceedings={6th International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BODYNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={6},
        keywords={body sensor network configurable platform trust trust management},
        doi={10.4108/icst.bodynets.2011.247072}
    }
    
  • Vinh Bui
    Johan Lukkien
    Richard Verhoeven
    Year: 2012
    Toward a Trust Management Model for a Configurable Body Sensor Platform
    BODYNETS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.bodynets.2011.247072
Vinh Bui1,*, Johan Lukkien1, Richard Verhoeven1
  • 1: TU Eindhoven
*Contact email: t.v.bui@tue.nl

Abstract

Body Sensor Networks (BSNs) are used for diverse applications ranging from monitoring for medical purposes, sport coaching to computer gaming. This leads to viewing the BSN as an application platform and requires the capability to dynamically extend and configure BSN applications, including reprogramming the sensor nodes of the BSN. We propose a trust management model along with a component-based architecture to maintain the BSN as trustworthy platform under such changes in applications. With this model the trustworthiness can be autonomically evaluated and monitored at component, application, and system levels with respect to properties of security, dependability, and performance. The usage of the model is shown with an example of an ECG monitoring application.