A decentralized approach for controlled sharing of resources in virtual communities

E. Bertino, E. Ferrari, Anna Squicciarini

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Abstract

A Virtual Community is a composition of heterogeneous and independently designed subsystems, focusing on large-scale resource sharing. One of the key aspects of virtual community management, is how to enforce a controlled and selective sharing of resources in such a dynamic and decentralized environment. The traditional way is to have all the access requests mediated by a trusted third-party. However, this approach has the drawback that the third party can become a bottleneck for the whole system. By contrast, in this paper we propose a decentralized approach to virtual community management that relies on a controlled sharing of rights and duties among community members. In the paper, besides dealing with community policy specification we provide a framework able to manage all the phases of the community life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationData and Applications Security XVII
Subtitle of host publicationStatus and Prospects - IFIP TC11 / WG11.3 17th Annual Working Conference on Data and Applications Security
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages176-189
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)1402080697, 9781402080692
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
EventIFIP TC11 / WG11.3 17th Annual Working Conference on Data and Applications Security - Estes Park, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2003Aug 6 2003

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume142
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Other

OtherIFIP TC11 / WG11.3 17th Annual Working Conference on Data and Applications Security
CountryUnited States
CityEstes Park, CO
Period8/4/038/6/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems and Management

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