The Open UniversitySkip to content

Topology-Aware Access Control of Smart Spaces

Pasquale, Liliana; Ghezzi, Carlo; Pasi, Edoardo; Tsigkanos, Christos; Boubekeur, Menouer; Florentino-Liano, Blanca; Hadzic, Tarik and Nuseibeh, Bashar (2017). Topology-Aware Access Control of Smart Spaces. IEEE Computer, 50(7) pp. 54–63.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


Smart spaces are becoming increasingly vulnerable from the interplay of cyber and physical entities. A representation of the spaces' topology can reveal security-relevant contextual characteristics, and a visualization tool allows security analysts to edit space topology and verify that access-control policies meet security requirements.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 IEEE
ISSN: 0018-9162
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not Set13/ RC/2094Science Foundation Ireland
Adaptive Security and Privacy [ASAP]291652ERC
Self-Managing Situated Computing [SMScom]227977ERC
Keywords: access control; access-control policies; cyber-physical spaces; smart buildings; verification; visualization; security analysis; security; Buildings; Access control; Solid modeling; Aerospace electronics; Analytical models; authorisation; building management systems; data visualisation; topology-aware access control; Cyber-physical systems; visualization tool; space topology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 50904
Depositing User: Sandra Miller
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 14:17
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 14:17
Share this page:


Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340