IEEE Internet Policy Newsletter - September 2017


Persistent Protection of Data: Part 2

By Jay Wack, President
Tecsec, Inc. USA

Part 1 of this article was published in the July 2017 issue of the IEEE Internet Policy Newsletter. Click here to read the full article.

The Internet Architecture Board, the Internet Engineering Steering Group, and others have written about the internet becoming the predominant vehicle for electronic commerce and information exchange. And as such, it is essential that the support structure for these activities can be trusted.

RFC 1984[1], published by the Internet Engineering Task Force, states: “Security mechanisms being developed in the Internet Engineering Task Force to meet these needs require and depend on the international use of adequate cryptographic technology. Ready access to such technology is therefore a key factor in the future growth of the Internet as a motor for international commerce and  communication.”

Blockchain: Vision and Challenges

By Gurkan Caglar and Y. Sinan Hanay
Department of Computer Engineering, TED University, Turkey

Blockchain is a new and advancing technology. Even though it started with Bitcoin and is used widely in crypto-currencies, it now has non-financial uses in many areas and applications. The true limits of blockchain are still unknown and developers and pioneers are in uncharted territory. Arguably the most important promise of blockchain is the obviation of need for a central authority in multi-party applications, especially where users do not inherently trust each other.

Climate Control Systems for Public Safety in Smart Cars

By Sajida Imran, Ali Kashif Bashir, Junaid Chaudhry
Ajou University, Suwon, Republic of Korea, University of the Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands, Edith Cowan University, Australia

The automobile industry has gained versatile technological advancements in recent years. Nowadays, vehicles are getting more sophisticated and technologically rich. Likewise, vehicles with a plethora of embedded and electronic devices are categorized as a Smart Cars[1]. The advanced communication and sensing technologies in smart cars like fortwo[2] and Tesla model X[3] provide ample knowledge of the inside and outside of the car’s environment to facilitate increased safety to drivers as well as to driverless cars. Nevertheless, in the presence of such advanced and smart cars, we do not yet have a system to detect and protect living beings (human, pets) from hyperthermia (heatstroke) and hypothermia in a stopped and enclosed car. As a result, several deaths and severe injuries of humans and pets in enclosed cars are observed every year[4,5]. For example, in the United States, since 1998, 735 child deaths were observed due to hyperthermia in enclosed cars[6].

Software Product Line for IoT Enabled Healthcare Application

By Asad Abbas, Isma Farah Siddiqui, Scott Uk-Jin Lee, Ali Kashif Bashir, Nawab Muhammad Faseeh Qureshi
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hanyang University ERICA, South Korea,  Department of Science and Technology, University of the Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands, Department of Computer Education, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea

Software Product Line (SPL) is beneficial for the development of a family of software that shares common and variable features that increase the reusability of existing resources. Reusability of existing features makes it easier to modify and update the next generation of software applications[1]. Health-based software applications require modifications and upgrades as technology advances exponentially. In the health sector, run time data processing and communication between multiple devices to exchange that data enhance the efficiency to care for patients.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is used to acquire and incorporate the sensory data in e-Healthcare architecture with software engineering applications[2]. IoT-based software applications are needed to be upgraded with less time and cost and higher productivity according to environmental requirements, such as heat sensors at multiple branches (for indoor and outdoor patients) of hospitals. Feature modeling is the best paradigm to choose the feature requirements according to end-user specification.



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