Encyclopedia of Database Systems

Living Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu


  • Yue Zhang
  • James B. D. Joshi
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7993-3_1509-2



The central idea of the GEO-RBAC model is the role schema, and instances of roles, as defined below [ 1]:
  • Role Schema: A Role Schema is a tuple <r, ext, loc, mloc>, where r is the name of the role, ext is the feature type of the role extent, loc is the feature type of the logical positions and mloc is the mapping function that maps a real position into a logical position of type loc.

  • Role Instance: Given a role schema rs, an instance riof rsis a pair <r, e> where\( r = {r}_s\cdot r \)

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Recommended Reading

  1. 1.
    Bertino E, Catania B, Damiani ML, Perlasca P. GEO-RBAC: a spatially aware RBAC. In Proceeding of 10th ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies, 2005, p. 29–37.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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  • Elena Ferrari
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  1. 1.DiSTAUniv. of InsubriaVareseItaly