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SLA for a Pervasive Healthcare Environment

  • J. Valarmathi
  • K. Lakshmi
  • R. S. Menaga
  • K. V. Abirami
  • V. Rhymend Uthariaraj
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 176)

Abstract

The use of Pervasive computing in Healthcare field is an evolving paradigm and is under constant development in the recent years. Pervasive computing allows information processing and interactions to be carried out by smart devices autonomously. The advent of wearable computers or wearable devices has enabled continuous monitoring of patients and has changed the face of healthcare systems in many parts of the world. Since these devices carry sensitive data and interactions are initiated and carried out without much human intervention, the need for trust and security is crucial. This paper proposes a Service Level Agreement (SLA) based approach to trust, that relies on credential matching to form a notion of trust. The number of interactions and computational overhead is reduced without compromising safety. The aim is to provide secure and reliable healthcare services without any arbitration. The security and power issues in a pervasive environment are also addressed.

Keywords

SLA trust Pervasive Computing Credentials 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Valarmathi
    • 1
  • K. Lakshmi
    • 1
  • R. S. Menaga
    • 1
  • K. V. Abirami
    • 1
  • V. Rhymend Uthariaraj
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer CenterMadras Institute of Technology, Anna UniversityChennaiIndia

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