An efficient policy system for body sensor networks

Zhu, Y., Keoh, S.L. , Sloman, M., Lupu, E., Dulay, N. and Pryce, N. (2008) An efficient policy system for body sensor networks. In: 14th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2008. ICPADS '08., Melbourne, Australia, 8-10 Dec 2008, pp. 383-390. (doi: 10.1109/ICPADS.2008.52)

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Body sensor networks (BSNs) have become a promising technology for healthcare, in which biosensors continuously monitor physiological parameters of a user. Distinct from conventional sensor networks for environmental monitoring, such networks need to be adaptive and can therefore be easily managed. In addition, security becomes a necessity. To this end, we design a policy system that implements policy-driven management on the sensor level. Biosensor adaptability is realized through support of dynamic loading, enabling and disabling of policies without shutting down nodes. In addition, fine-grained access control becomes possible through authorization policies on biosensors. Design and implementation details of the policy system are presented. Experimental results demonstrate that the policy system is viable and can accelerate application development of biosensor networks for healthcare.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:ISBN: 9780769534343
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Keoh, Dr Sye Loong
Authors: Zhu, Y., Keoh, S.L., Sloman, M., Lupu, E., Dulay, N., and Pryce, N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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