Controlling Access to RDF Graphs

Giorgos Flouris, Irini Fundulaki, Maria Michou, Grigoris Antoniou

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One of the current barriers towards realizing the huge potential of Future Internet is the protection of sensitive information, i.e., the ability to selectively expose (or hide) information to (from) users depending on their access privileges. Given that RDF has established itself as the de facto standard for data representation over the Web, our work focuses on controlling access to RDF data. We present a high-level access control specification language that allows fine-grained specification of access control permissions (at triple level) and formally define its semantics. We adopt an annotation-based enforcement model, where a user can explicitly associate data items with annotations specifying whether the item is accessible or not. In addition, we discuss the implementation of our framework, propose a set of dimensions that should be considered when defining a benchmark to evaluate the different access control enforcement models and present the results of our experiments conducted on different Semantic Web platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Internet, FIS 2010
Subtitle of host publicationThird Future Internet Symposium, Proceedings
EditorsArne J. Berre, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Kurt Tutschku, Dieter Fensel
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages11
Volume6369 LNCS
ISBN (Electronic)9783642158773
ISBN (Print)3642158765, 9783642158766
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Future Internet Symposium - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 20 Sep 201022 Sep 2010
Conference number: 3

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Belin Heidelberg
Volume6369 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd Future Internet Symposium
Abbreviated titleFIS 2010


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