ICME: an Informed Consent Management Engine for conformance in smart building environments

Chehara Pathmabandu, John Grundy, Mohan Baruwal Chhetri, Zubair Baig

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Abstract

Smart buildings can reveal highly sensitive insights about their inhabitants and expose them to new privacy threats and vulnerabilities. Yet, convenience overrides privacy concerns and most people remain ignorant about this issue. We propose a novel Informed Consent Management Engine (ICME) that aims to: (a) increase users' awareness about privacy issues and data collection practices in their smart building environments, (b) provide fine-grained visibility into privacy conformance and infringement by these devices, (c) recommend and visualise corrective user actions through "digital nudging", and (d) support the monitoring and management of personal data disclosure in a shared space. We present a reference architecture for ICME that can be used by software engineers to implement diverse end-user consent management solutions for smart buildings. We also provide a proof-of-concept prototype to demonstrate how the ICME approach works in a shared smart workplace. Demo: <a>https://youtu.be/5y6CdyWAdgY</a>

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th ACM Joint Meeting European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering
EditorsDiomidis Spinellis, Georgios Gousios, Marsha Chechik, Massimiliano Di Penta
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1545-1549
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450385626
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventJoint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering 2021 - Online, Athens, Greece
Duration: 23 Aug 202128 Aug 2021
Conference number: 29th
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3468264 (Proceedings)
https://2021.esec-fse.org (Website)

Conference

ConferenceJoint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering 2021
Abbreviated titleESEC/FSE 2021
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period23/08/2128/08/21
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Keywords

  • awareness
  • Compliance
  • Informed consent
  • IoT
  • Privacy policies
  • Privacy Preservation
  • Privacy Rights
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart office

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