SecurOntology: A Semantic Web Access Control Framework Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2011

start page

  • 42

end page

  • 49


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  • 33

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0920-5489

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-7018


  • Security and privacy are key concerns on the Internet. Policies representing resource access based on knowledge-oriented descriptions have gained momentum with the emergence of semantic technologies.
    Traditional access control frameworks were syntactic and error prone,
    lacking the necessary expressivity and efficiency of a solution where
    soundness and completeness of the underlying logics in access control
    descriptions could be critical to harness their potential. In this
    paper, SecurOntology is presented. SecurOntology encompasses a
    three-fold strategy: an ontology for access control, a logical
    declarative framework and a software architecture as a proof-of-concept
    of the advantages of this solution.