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The Auditability of Public Space - Approaching Security through Social Visibility

Dix, Alan and Cheverst, Keith and Fitton, Dan and Friday, Adrian and , EPSRC (Funder) (2004) The Auditability of Public Space - Approaching Security through Social Visibility. In: 2nd UK-UbiNet Workshop, 2004-05-052004-05-07, University of Cambridge.

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    Abstract

    Abstract: This paper discusses how the public setting of a situated display acts as a resource for security. The very publicness creates a social auditability that prevents certain kinds of abuse. This is illustrated through our experience with Hermes - a situated door display that allows electronic notes to be left. Potential 'security' threats have not materialised due, we believe, to the physical setting of the devices. There are an increasing number of situated displays "in the wild" and these need both control but also freedom of access. The use of space may be powerful means to enable this in suitable circumstances.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: 2nd UK-UbiNet Workshop
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Situated displays ; social space ; privacy ; authentication cs_eprint_id ; 920 cs_uid ; 1
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 12451
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 14 May 2008 14:35
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:49
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12451

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