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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.

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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: Contribution to Conference (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: 2nd UK-UbiNet Workshop
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qa75
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 12451
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 14 May 2008 13:35
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 00:41
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12451

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