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  • Name

    Ricardo Fernandes Costa
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    External Research Collaborator
  • Since

    23rd September 2009
Publications

2016

Hash-Chain-Based Authentication for IoT

Authors
Pinto, A; Costa, R;

Publication
ADCAIJ-ADVANCES IN DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE JOURNAL

Abstract
The number of everyday interconnected devices continues to increase and constitute the Internet of Things (IoT). Things are small computers equipped with sensors and wireless communications capabilities that are driven by energy constraints, since they use batteries and may be required to operate over long periods of time. The majority of these devices perform data collection. The collected data is stored on-line using web-services that, sometimes, operate without any special considerations regarding security and privacy. The current work proposes a modified hash-chain authentication mechanism that, with the help of a smartphone, can authenticate each interaction of the devices with a REST web-service using One Time Passwords (OTP) while using open wireless networks. Moreover, the proposed authentication mechanism adheres to the stateless, HTTP-like behavior expected of REST web-services, even allowing the caching of server authentication replies within a predefined time window. No other known web-service authentication mechanism operates in such manner

2016

Hash-Chain Based Authentication for IoT Devices and REST Web-Services

Authors
Pinto, A; Costa, R;

Publication
AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE - SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS (ISAMI 2016)

Abstract
The number of everyday interconnected devices continues to increase and constitute the Internet of Things (IoT). Things are small computers equipped with sensors and wireless communications capabilities that are driven by energy constraints, since they use batteries and may be required to operate over long periods of time. The majority of these devices perform data collection. The collected data is stored on-line using web-services that, sometimes, operate without any special considerations regarding security and privacy. The current work proposes a modified hash-chain authentication mechanism that, with the help of a smart-phone, can authenticate each interaction of the devices with a REST web-service using One Time Passwords (OTP). Moreover, the proposed authentication mechanism adheres to the stateless, HTTP-like behavior expected of REST web-services, even allowing the caching of server authentication replies within a predefined time window. No other known web-service authentication mechanism operates in such manner.

2014

AmI: Monitoring physical activity

Authors
Costa, R; Calcada, L; Jesus, D; Lima, L; Lima, LC;

Publication
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Abstract
With the increase of the Information and Communication Technologies in all aspects and sectors of our life, a world of unprecedented scenarios is arising. Some of these scenarios are the explosions of new and different Healthcare projects that intend to decrease the economical and social costs of the real ageing population phenomenon, through the delocalization of healthcare services delivery and management to the home. These Ambient Assisted Living environments, which we have taken a step forward with the introduction of proactive techniques for better adapting to its users, usually elderly or chronic patients, are now entering a new phase: users with no special help needs also need to have a healthier Active Ageing. Since the direct correlation between physical activity and health is well established, we present here an idea to better achieve this goal. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.

2011

Non-obstructive Authentication in AAL Environments

Authors
António Almeida; Ricardo Fernandes Costa; Luís Lima; Paulo Novais

Publication
Proceedings of AICCSA 05 - Workshop on Software Stability: Timeless Architectures and System of Patterns, vol.10, pp.63-73, Cairo, Egipto

Abstract

2010

Inter-Organization Cooperation for Ambient Assisted Living

Authors
P. Novais; Ricardo Fernandes Costa; D. Carneiro; J. Neves

Publication
Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments - Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, vol.2, no.2, pp.179-195

Abstract