Proceedings 22nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops (2002)
July 2, 2002 to July 5, 2002
Jalal Al-Muhtadi , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Anand Ranganathan , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Roy Campbell , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M. Dennis Mickunas , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The proliferation of smart gadgets, appliances, mobile devices, PDAs and sensors has enabled the construction of ubiquitous computing environments, transforming regular physical spaces into "Active Information Spaces" augmented with intelligence and enhanced with services. This new exciting computing paradigm promises to revolutionize the way we interact with computers, services, and the surrounding physical spaces, yielding higher productivity and more seamless interaction between users and computing services. However, the deployment of this computing paradigm in real-life is hindered by poor security, particularly, the lack of proper authentication and access control techniques and privacy preserving protocols. We propose an authentication framework that addresses this problem through the use of different wearable and embedded devices. These devices authenticate entities with varied levels of confidence, in a transparent, convenient, and private manner, allowing the framework to blend nicely into ubiquitous computing environments.
Ubiquitous computing, security, authentication, context-awareness, privacy, Mist
R. Campbell, M. D. Mickunas, A. Ranganathan and J. Al-Muhtadi, "A Flexible, Privacy-Preserving Authentication Framework for Ubiquitous Computing Environments," Proceedings 22nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops(ICDCSW), Vienna, Austria, 2002, pp. 771.