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Authorization in Multimedia Conferencing Systems

  • E. B. Fernandez
  • P. D. Chien
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Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

Multimedia conferencing has been making significant progress in recent years. In the application of multimedia conferencing there are many situations that pose some intricate security problems; for example, a secret meeting of the defense department, a negotiating conference among different commercial groups, etc.. However, there are few studies that address the security of multimedia applications. Good solutions to these critical aspects will increase with the popularity of multimedia, since these systems may handle an enormous amount of information with a large variety of users. We present an authorization model for a multimedia conferencing system. The Object Modeling Technique (OMT) is used here to describe the static aspects of this model, where the authorization model is represented by a set of classes and their relationships. We also discuss some aspects of security administration and a possible implementation.

Keywords

Access Control Access Mode Authorization Model Authorization Rule Access Type 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. B. Fernandez
    • 1
  • P. D. Chien
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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