Supporting Distributed Decision Making Using Secure Distributed User Interfaces

  • Thomas Barth
  • Thomas Fielenbach
  • Mohamed Bourimi
  • Dogan Kesdogan
  • Pedro G. Villanueva
Part of the Human-Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


In disaster situations people with different roles are cooperating to solve emerging problems. Cooperative systems providing enhanced interaction facilities in the user interface (e.g. direct manipulation techniques) could substantially support decision making especially for geographically distributed cooperating teams. Thereby, sensitive information has to be shared in a common workspace requiring different handling procedures according to the different roles involved in the process. In this paper, we propose the use of a common multilaterally secure distributed user interface to support the decision making in geographically distributed groups of professionals. The system combines a collaborative multi-pointer system with an anonymous credential security system to provide users with an easy way to share and access information in a secure way ensuring the privacy.


CSCW HCI Distributed User Interfaces Security and Privacy ReSCUeIT WallShare 



Parts of the presented work are funded within the project ReSCUe IT supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the French L’Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) under grant #13N10964. This research has also been partially supported by the Spanish CDTI research project CENIT-2008-1019, the CICYT TIN2008-06596-C02-0 project and the regional projects with reference PPII10-0300-4174 and PII2C09-0185-1030.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Barth
    • 1
  • Thomas Fielenbach
    • 1
  • Mohamed Bourimi
    • 1
  • Dogan Kesdogan
    • 1
  • Pedro G. Villanueva
    • 2
  1. 1.Information Systems Institute – IT Security GroupUniversity of SiegenSiegenGermany
  2. 2.ISE Research group, Computing Systems DepartmentUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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