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On Usage Control for Data Grids: Models, Architectures, and Specifications

Stagni, Federico (2009) On Usage Control for Data Grids: Models, Architectures, and Specifications. Tesi di Dottorato , Università degli studi di Ferrara.

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    Abstract

    This thesis reasons on usage control in Data Grids, by presenting models, architectures and specifications. This work is a step toward a continuous monitoring and control of the data access and usage in a Data Grid. First, the thesis presents a background on Grids, security, and security for Grids, by making an abstraction to the current Grid implementations. We argue that usage control in Data Grids should be considered as a process composed by two black boxes. We analysed the requirements for Grid security, and propose a distributed usage control model suitable for Grids and distributed systems alike. Then, we apply such model to a Data Grid abstraction, and present a usage control architecture for Data Grids that uses the functional components of the currents Grids. We also present an abstract specification for an enforcing mechanism for usage control policies. To do so, we use a formal requirement engineering methodology with a bottom-up approach, that proves that the specification is sound and complete. With the methodology, we show formally that such abstract specification can enforce all the different typologies of usage control policies. Finally, we consider how existing prototypes can fit in the proposed architecture, and the advantages derived from using Semantic Grid techologies for the specification of policies subjects and objects.

    Tipologia del documento:Tesi di Dottorato (Tesi di Dottorato)
    Data:18 Marzo 2009
    Relatore:Luppi, Eleonora
    Coordinatore ciclo:Zanghirati, Luisa
    Istituzione:Università degli studi di Ferrara
    Dottorato:XXI Anno 2006 > MATEMATICA E INFORMATICA
    Struttura:Dipartimento > Matematica
    Soggetti:Area 01 - Scienze matematiche e informatiche > INF/01 Informatica
    Parole chiave:usage control, data grids, distributed security models, software architectures, abstract specifications, formal software engineering, semantic grids
    Depositato il:15 Lug 2009 09:20

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