Privacy management for smart cities

Nadin Kokciyan, Pinar Yolum

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Smart cities aim to provide intelligent services to their users through the use of connected entities. Internet of Things is emerging as the backbone to facilitate these services. At the same time, the communication of these entities is making privacy to be violated much easier than before. Many times, it is not clear which entities have access to which information, for which purposes the access is being granted, and so on. A leading approach to manage privacy on the Web is the use of privacy policies. However, since the information that would need to go into a privacy policy is usually not available up front for IoT, privacy policies are difficult to apply. Accordingly, this paper proposes a new computational model for the well-known contextual integrity theory for IoT. The proposed model enables IoT entities to reason about the context they are in based on information they gather from different entities in the system using argumentation. The model takes into account that information from different sources will have varying degrees of trustworthiness and that each entity has a different degree of belief in the information it provides.
Translated title of the contributionPrivacy management for smart cities
Original languageTurkish
Title of host publication2017 25th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6494-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-6495-3
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2017
Event25th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference 2017 - Maritim Pine Beach Resort Belek, Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 15 May 201718 May 2017


Conference25th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleSIU-17
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  • data integrity
  • data privacy
  • Internet
  • Internet of Things
  • smart cities
  • trusted computing
  • privacy management
  • intelligent services
  • connected entities
  • privacy violation
  • Web privacy
  • privacy policies
  • computational model
  • IoT contextual integrity theory
  • trustworthiness degrees
  • Dogs
  • Privacy
  • Computational modeling
  • Context modeling
  • Smart cities
  • privacy
  • argumentation theory


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