Security engineering for ambient intelligence: A manifesto

A. Maña, C. Rudolph, G. Spanoudakis, V. Lotz, F. Massacci, M. Melideo, J. S. López-Cobo

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The scenarios of ambient intelligence introduce a new computing paradigm and set new challenges for the design and engineering of secure and dependable systems. This chapter describes SERENITY, a comprehensive approach to overcome those problems. The key to success in this scenario is to capture security expertise in such a way that it can be supported by automated means. SERENITY's integral model of ADD - security and dependability (S&D) considers both static and dynamic aspects by relying in two main innovations: (1) the enhanced notion of S&D patterns and integration schemes; and (2) the computer aided run-time monitoring of the implemented security solutions. The combination of these innovations lays the foundations of an integrated, solid, flexible, and practical S&D framework for AmI ecosystems. The chapter aims at clarifying the challenges introduced in AmI ecosystems and pointing out directions for research in the different areas involved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrating Security and Software Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances and Future Visions
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9781599041476
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

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