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Ubiquitous Networks with a secure provision of services, access, and content delivery

Objective

UBISEC's mission is to address new business areas and technologies originating from the integration of public wide area networks (e.g., cellular, Internet), and private corporate and home/SOHO local area networks. This integration is commonly expected to create new markets and new opportunities, hence helping European telecommunication network operators and smart card integrators to secure leadership in those markets. The new integrated networks will create new demands in terms of services and will improve quality of life for the users both in their private or professional environment.

In order to address the related issues and technology challenges, UBISEC is aiming at an advanced infrastructure for large-scale mobility and security based on SmartCard technologies for context-aware and personalised authorisation and authentication services in heterogeneous networks. This requires advanced personalisation and localisation technologies with high security in order to keep privacy and to protect computing devices, their software components, and personal user data including user profiles.

Automatic customisation is provided through situation-dependent (context-aware) secure management and access control evolving user, device, and application profiles. Automatic SmartCard-based access control and authentication is preserved by a set of advanced distributed network services which guarantee personalised content delivery through efficient pre-fetching and caching. Flexible service announcement (directory services), discovery, provisioning, and delivery support the mobile user while moving across heterogeneous networks.

Final trials, which are undertaken at- the pervasive computing environment Laboratory from Telefonica in Boecillo (Spain), - the home network laboratory from Paderborn University and SBS in Paderborn (Germany)and will demonstrate the applicability of the UBISEC solutions.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/access control
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

SIEMENS BUSINESS SERVICES GMBH & CO. OHG
Address
Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 Muenchen
Germany

Participants (8)

FRANCE TELECOM
France
Address
6 Place D'alleray
75015 Paris
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau
78153 Le Chesnay
ORGA SYSTEMS ENABLING SERVICES GMBH
Germany
Address
Am Hoppenhof 33
33104 Paderborn
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain
Address
Calle El Ejido S/n - Edificio Rectorado
29071 Malaga
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona