12 March 2009

Self Managed Security Cell, a security model for the Internet of Things and Services (IoTS)

I'm delighted to announce that my paper with Panos [1] and Theo [2] on Self Managed Security Cell, a security model for the Internet of Things and Services (IoTS) has been accepted at AFIN 2009 [3].

This paper discusses what we feel is necessary for security to work efficiently in the IoTS. IoTS is such an exciting domain and this paper is a written version of dicussions on the topic we've had at work/coffee/home/in front of the XBox...:)

[1] http://periorellis.blogspot.com/

[2] http://labs.bt.com/cissr/People.html

[3] The First International Conference on Advances in Future Internet AFIN 2009

10 March 2009

SOA governance Burton Group & BT workshop

A few weeks back I got very frustrated that BT's contract with the Burton Group didn't allow me to get the SOA Governance Infrastructure [1] report from Anne Thomas Manes. This could basically be the title of my thesis! :)

So as the good student that I am (I don't want to hear any laughs!), I wrote to them to explain my predicament and propose a deal: i'll show you mine, if you show me yours!

A few hours later I had a polite answer requesting a date for this meeting and names of Burton's analysts. Yes my work is that interesting! :) Thanks to my supervisor, Theo Dimitrakos [2] we could arrange for the meeting to take place and host it.

The SOA governance Burton Group & BT workshop is taking place at Adastral Park this Thursday (03.12.2009) where we will receive Richard Watson [3] and Manfred Haertel to discuss this very exciting topic.

[1] Anne Thomas Manes, SOA Governance Infrastructure, Application Platform Strategies Reference Architecture template, Burton Group, http://www.burtongroup.com/Research/PublicDocument.aspx?cid=946

[3] Theo Dimitrakos, Head of Security Architectures Research http://labs.bt.com/cissr/People.html

[3] Richard Watson, Analyst, Emphases: XML, java, J2EE, SOA, web services http://www.burtongroup.com/AboutUs/Bios/PrintBio.aspx?Id=149

IFIPTM'09 SOA security governance demonstration

No post for ages as I've been kept very busy for the last few months.

But some results are starting to show up and to start: a demonstration proposal from David Brossard and myself has been accepted at IFIPTM 09 [1]. I'll present a prototype of SOA security governance I'm working on (the evaluation bit of my thesis). Some interesting (complex) middleware that allows to simplify and render security more dynamic for distributed systems. I cannot write much more about it since BT is attempting to patent it but it's both interesting and cool ;).

I've seen in the accepted papers that my ex colleague at Newcastle University Georgios PITSILIS is presenting his research. I hope I'll be able to catch up with him and see what he's up to now [2].

[1] The 3rd IFIP International Conference on Trust Management (IFIPTM'09) http://projects.cerias.purdue.edu/IFIPTM/

[2] Georgios PITSILIS. Trust-enhanced Recommender Systems for Efficient
On-line collaboration http://projects.cerias.purdue.edu/IFIPTM/apaper.html