Title: Adaptive and Distributed Access Control in Cognitive Radio Networks
Citation: Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications - ISBN 978-0-7695-4018-4 vol. 1 p. 988-995
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC56542
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC56542
DOI: 10.1109/AINA.2010.83
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Cognitive Radio (CR) is a novel wireless technology communication that allows for adaptive configuration of the reception parameters of a terminal, based on the information collected from the environment. CR techniques may be applied to the resolution of emergency crisis to improve the spectrum utilization and the resilience of the wireless networks used by public safety organizations. Typically, such scenarios demand a mechanism for expressing and enforcing access control policies: that is, for stating what are the available resources (e.g. transmission/reception bandwidths), what are the parties that are allowed to access them and under what conditions. However, due to the intrinsically highly dynamic nature of such settings ¿ in which unknown parties may suddenly appear and force a change in the configuration of other parties ¿ it is extremely difficult to establish in advance what are the most suitable access control policies. Trust negotiation is a well-known approach for expressing and enforcing distributed access control policies which depend on two or more (initially mutually untrusting) parties. Such policies are determined on the fly by all the involved parties and do not require a centralized authority. In this work we present a trust negotiation-based framework which allows for the definition of highly expressive and flexible distributed access control policies and their efficient enforcement in cognitive radio networks.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.