Continuous Context-Aware Device Comfort Evaluation Method

Jingjing Guo, Christian D. Jensen, Jianfeng Ma

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Abstract

Mobile devices have become more powerful and are increasingly integrated in the everyday life of people; from playing games, taking pictures and interacting with social media to replacing credit cards in payment solutions. The security of a mobile device is therefore increasingly linked to its context, such as its location, surroundings (e.g. objects and people in the immediate environment) and so on, because some actions may only be appropriate in some situations; this is not captured by traditional security models. In this paper, we examine the notion of Device Comfort and propose a way to calculate the sensitivity of a specific action to the context. We present two different methods for a mobile device to dynamically evaluate its security status when an action is requested, either by the user or by another device. The first method uses the predefined ideal context as a standard to assess the comfort level of a device in the current context. The second method is based on the familiarity of the device with doing the particular action in the current context. These two methods suit different situations of the device owner’s ability to deal with system security. The assessment result can activate responding action of the device to protect its resource.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference on Trust Management IX (IFIPTM 2015)
EditorsChristian Damsgaard Jensen, Stephen Marsh, Theo Dimitrakos, Yuko Murayama
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2015
Pages203-211
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-18490-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-18491-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event9th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference on Trust Management - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 26 May 201528 May 2015
Conference number: 9
http://www2.compute.dtu.dk/projects/ifiptm2015/IFIPTM15/IFIPTM.html

Conference

Conference9th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference on Trust Management
Number9
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period26/05/201528/05/2015
Internet address
SeriesIFIP AICT - Advances in Information and Communication technology
Number454
ISSN1868-4238

Keywords

  • Context-aware
  • Device comfort
  • Mobile device

Cite this

Guo, J., Jensen, C. D., & Ma, J. (2015). Continuous Context-Aware Device Comfort Evaluation Method. In C. D. Jensen, S. Marsh, T. Dimitrakos, & Y. Murayama (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference on Trust Management IX (IFIPTM 2015) (pp. 203-211). Springer. IFIP AICT - Advances in Information and Communication technology, No. 454 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18491-3_16