Design and Implementation of a Cloud-Based Assured Information Sharing System

  • Tyrone Cadenhead
  • Murat Kantarcioglu
  • Vaibhav Khadilkar
  • Bhavani Thuraisingham
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7531)


The advent of cloud computing and the continuing movement toward software as a service (SaaS) paradigms have posed an increasing need for assured information sharing (AIS) as a service in the cloud. This paper describes the first of its kind assured information sharing system that operates in a cloud. The idea is for each organization to store their data and the information sharing policies in a cloud. The information is shared according to the policies. We describe a cloud-based information sharing framework that utilizes Semantic Web technologies; our framework consists of a policy engine that reasons about the policies for information sharing purposes and a secure data engine that stores and queries data in the cloud. We also describe the operation of our system with example policies.


Assured Information Sharing Cloud Computing Resource Description Framework Policies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tyrone Cadenhead
    • 1
  • Murat Kantarcioglu
    • 1
  • Vaibhav Khadilkar
    • 1
  • Bhavani Thuraisingham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA

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