Università degli Studi dell'Insubria

Dipartimento di Scienze Teoriche e Applicate - DiSTA

Controlled Information Sharing in Support of Emergency Management

This project is partially funded by the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD) and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

 

The main objective of this project is to investigate a framework for ensuring flexible, timely and controlled information sharing in emergency situations. It has been demonstrated that during emergency situations, such as the attacks of 9/11 and hurricane Katrina [1,3], the lack of information sharing among federal, state, local, agencies and government cost a lot in terms of human lives.

In traditional information systems, information sharing is usually regulated by a proper set of pre-defined access control policies that state who can access which data portion and under which mode. These models does not fit the emergency management scenario, where usually there is the need to access resources with greater flexibility than during the normal system operations. In order to achieve this goal, when an emergency happens, it is necessary to bypass the regular access control policies and grant users access to resources not normally authorized, in order to handle the crisis.

 

Publications

  • SHARE: Secure information sHaring frAmework for emeRgency managemEnt.
    Barbara Carminati, Elena Ferrari, Michele GuglielmiB. Carminati
    In Proc. of the 29th IEEE  International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2013), to appear (demo paper).
  • A System for Timely and Controlled Information Sharing in Emergency Situations
    Barbara Carminati, Elena Ferrari, Michele Guglielmi
    In IEEE Transaction on Dependable and Secure Computing (2012) Volume 9 Issue 6
    View on IEEE Xplore
  • Policies for Composed Emergencies in Support of Disaster Management
    Barbara Carminati, Elena Ferrari, Michele Guglielmi
    In Proceeding of The 9th VLDB Workshop on Secure Data Management Risk and Trust SDM Istanbul, Turkey, August 27, 2012.
    View on SpringerLink
  • Secure information sharing on support of emergency management 
    Barbara Carminati, Elena Ferrari, Michele Guglielmi
    In Proceeding of The Third IEEE International Conference on Information Privacy, Security,
    Risk and Trust PASSAT MIT, Boston, USA, October 9 – 11, 2011.
    View on IEEE Xplore

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Award at PASSAT 2011 
The Third IEEE International Conference on Information Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust
Awarded to Barbara Carminati, Elena Ferrari, Michele Guglielmi
For their paper entitled Secure information sharing on support of emergency management

 

Framework Share

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A framework called SHARE (Secure information sHaring frAmework for emeRgency managemEnt) has been implemented and it is available at the address http://share.dista.uninsubria.it/.

 

People

 

This project is carried out by the research team headed by Prof. Elena Ferrari and Barbara Carminati from the University of Insubria. SHARE development has been supervised by Michele Guglielmi and with the collaboration of undergraduate students Marco Guzzetti, Paolo Vicco, Mattia Gaiarsa, Vincenzo Spanò, Irene Trovò and Paolo Slepoi.