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User-Generated Services Composition in Smart Multi-User Environments

Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Engineering, University of Catania, V.le A. Doria, 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2017, 6(3), 20;
Received: 6 July 2017 / Revised: 18 August 2017 / Accepted: 30 August 2017 / Published: 1 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors and Actuators in Smart Cities)
The increasing complexity shown in Smart Environments, together with the spread of social networks, is increasingly moving the role of users from simple information and services consumers to actual producers. In this work, we focus on security issues raised by a particular kind of services: those generated by users. User-Generated Services (UGSs) are characterized by a set of features that distinguish them from conventional services. To cope with UGS security problems, we introduce three different policy management models, analyzing benefits and drawbacks of each approach. Finally, we propose a cloud-based solution that enables the composition of multiple UGSs and policy models, allowing users’ devices to share features and services in Internet of Things (IoT) based scenarios. View Full-Text
Keywords: user generated services; smart environments; IoT user generated services; smart environments; IoT
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Catania, V.; La Torre, G.; Monteleone, S.; Panno, D.; Patti, D. User-Generated Services Composition in Smart Multi-User Environments. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2017, 6, 20.

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