A Context-Aware Security Framework for Next Generation Mobile Networks

  • Matteo Bandinelli
  • Federica Paganelli
  • Gianluca Vannuccini
  • Dino Giuli
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 17)


The openness and heterogeneity of next generation communication networks are now highlighting more security issues than those of traditional communication environments. Moreover users’ security requirements can often change in mobile communication environments, depending on the situation in which the user is immersed. Our objective is to define a context-aware security framework for addressing the problems of end-to-end security on behalf of end-users. Based on context data acquisition and aggregation features, the framework uses contextual graphs to define security policies encompassing actions at different layers of communication systems’ architecture, while adapting to changing circumstances.


context-aware security multi-layer security policy security context contextual graph next generation communication networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matteo Bandinelli
    • 1
  • Federica Paganelli
    • 1
  • Gianluca Vannuccini
    • 1
  • Dino Giuli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and TelecommunicationsUniversità degli Studi di FirenzeFlorenceItaly

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