Access control management for e-healthcare in cloud environment

Sun, Lili and Yong, Jianming and Soar, Jeffrey ORCID: (2014) Access control management for e-healthcare in cloud environment. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems, 1 (2). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2032-9407

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Data outsourcing is a major component for cloud computing that allows data owners to distribute resources to external
services for users and organizations who can apply the resources. A crucial problem for owners is how to make sure their sensitive information accessed by legitimate users only using the trusted services but not authorized to read the actual information. With the increased development of cloud computing, it brings challenges for data security and access control when outsourcing users' data and sharing sensitive data in cloud environment since it is not within the same trusted domain as data owners'. Access control policies have become an important issue in the security filed in cloud computing.
Semantic web technologies represent much richer forms of relationships among users, resources and actions among
different web applications such as clouding computing. However, Semantic web applications pose new requirements for
security mechanisms especially in the access control models. This paper addresses existing access control methods and presents a semantic based access control model which considers semantic relations among different entities in cloud computing environment. We have enriched the research for semantic web technology with role-based access control that is able to be applied in the field of medical information system or e-Healthcare system. This work shows how the semantic web technology provides efficient solutions for the management of complex and distributed data in heterogeneous systems, and it can be used in the medical information systems as well.

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Additional Information: Copyright © L. Sun et al., licensed to ICST. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (, which permits unlimited use, distribution and reproduction in any medium so long as the original work is properly cited.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2014 23:55
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 05:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: semantic web; access control; e-healthcare; cloud computing
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080303 Computer System Security
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080501 Distributed and Grid Systems
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890105 Satellite Communication Networks and Services
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