A Flexible Image-Based Access Control Model for Social Networks

  • Bechara Al Bouna
  • Richard Chbeir
  • Alban Gabillon
  • Patrick Capolsini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Social Networks book series (LNSN)


Nowadays, social network are tremendously spreading their tentacles over the web community providing appropriate and well adapted tools for sharing images. A fundamental glitch to consider is their ability to provide suitable techniques to preserve individuals’ privacy. Indeed, there is an urgent need to guarantee privacy by making available to end-users, tools to enforce their privacy constraints. This cannot be done over images as simple as it has been designed so far for textual data. In fact, images, as all other multimedia objects are of complex structure due to the gap between their raw data and their actual semantic descriptions. Without these descriptions, protecting their content is a difficult matter which outlines the premise of our work. In this chapter, we present a novel security model for image content protection. In our model, we provide dynamic security rules based on first order logic to express constraints that can be applied to contextual information as well as low level features of images. We finally discuss a set of experiments and studies carried out to evaluate the proposed approach.


Access Control Security Policy Priority Level Integrity Constraint Salient Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bechara Al Bouna
    • 1
  • Richard Chbeir
    • 2
  • Alban Gabillon
    • 3
  • Patrick Capolsini
    • 3
  1. 1.Ticket LabsAntonine UniversityBaabda BeirutLebanon
  2. 2.LIUPPA LaboratoryUniversity of Pau and Adour CountriesAnglet CedexFrance
  3. 3.GePaSud LaboratoryUniversity of French PolynesiaPunaauiaFrance

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