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Secure Data Flow in a Calculus for Context Awareness

Doina Bukur

We present a process calculus to describe context-aware computing in an infrastructure-based Ubiquitous Computing setting. In our calculus, computing agents can provide and discover contextual information and are owners of security policies. Simple access control to contextual information is not sufficient to insure confidentiality in Global Computing, therefore our security policies regulate rights to the provision and discovery of contextual information over distributed flows of actions. A type system enforcing security policies by a combination of static and dynamic checking of mobile agents is provided, together with its type soundness.

This is joint work with Mogens Nielsen, Department of Computer Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark



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