Dynamic privacy assessment in a smart house environment using multimodal sensing

Moncrieff, Simon, Venkatesh, Svetha and West, Geoff 2008, Dynamic privacy assessment in a smart house environment using multimodal sensing, ACM transactions on multimedia computing communications and applications, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 1-29.

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Title Dynamic privacy assessment in a smart house environment using multimodal sensing
Author(s) Moncrieff, Simon
Venkatesh, SvethaORCID iD for Venkatesh, Svetha orcid.org/0000-0001-8675-6631
West, Geoff
Journal name ACM transactions on multimedia computing communications and applications
Volume number 5
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 29
Total pages 29
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Place of publication New York, N. Y.
Publication date 2008-11
ISSN 1551-6857
1551-6865
Keyword(s) assisted living
audio
context aware
privacy
surveillance and monitoring
Summary Surveillance applications in private environments such as smart houses require a privacy management policy if such systems are to be accepted by the occupants of the environment. This is due to the invasive nature of surveillance, and the private nature of the home. In this article, we propose a framework for dynamically altering the privacy policy applied to the monitoring of a smart house based on the situation within the environment. Initially the situation, or context, within the environment is determined; we identify several factors for determining environmental context, and propose methods to quantify the context using audio and binary sensor data. The context is then mapped to an appropriate privacy policy, which is implemented by applying data hiding techniques to control access to data gathered from various information sources. The significance of this work lies in the examination of privacy issues related to assisted-living smart house environments. A single privacy policy in such applications would be either too restrictive for an observer, for example, a carer, or too invasive for the occupants. We address this by proposing a dynamic method, with the aim of decreasing the invasiveness of the technology, while retaining the purpose of the system.
Language eng
Field of Research 080305 Multimedia Programming
Socio Economic Objective 890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, ACM
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