Privacy in internet of things: A model and protection framework

Afshan Samani, Hamada H. Ghenniwa, Abdulmutalib Wahaishi

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    A new form of computation is being evolved to include massive number of diverse set of conventional computing systems, sensors, devices, equipments, software and information services and apps. This new form of computing environment is known as the "Internet-of-Things" (IoT). The adoption of IoT is fast and the "things" are becoming integral part of people day-to-day life as well as essential elements in the businesses everyday activities and processes. Open characteristics of IoT environments raises privacy concern as "things" are autonomous with some degree of authority to sharing their capabilities and knowledge to fulfil their individual or collective tasks. As such privacy becomes central and an inherit computational aspect of the "things". The work presented here is based on modelling IoT as Cooperative Distributed Systems (CDS). It proposes a novel approach of analysing and modelling privacy concepts and concerns. Privacy protection is captured as a form of "sensitive information" management at the interaction level. A privacy protection management framework for CDS at the interaction level is proposed. The application of the framework has been demonstrated by extending Contract Net Protocol (CNP) to support privacy protection for CDS.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)606-613
    Number of pages8
    JournalProcedia Computer Science
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventThe International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, ANT-2015, the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology, SEIT-2015 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: Jun 2 2015Jun 5 2015


    • Cooperative distributed systems (CDS)
    • IoT
    • Privacy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Computer Science


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