SBONE: Personal Device Sharing using Social Networks


Goals

People own a number of personal devices. The state on these personal devices increasingly reflect each user's personal preferences and activities. For example, John owns the following personal devices:

Our goal is to make sharing of personal device resources as easy as updating one's status in a social network.

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Scenarios

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Design

SBone allows device sharing by leveraging links between owners in an online social network as shown below:

SBONE addresses research challenges in secure device authentication, specifying access control policies, device naming and discovery.

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Publications

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Prototype

Our current SBONE prototype is available for Facebook users at http://apps.facebook.com/sbackbone/
Currently we support Android and Nokia (Series 60) smartphones.
We are adding support for more personal devices, stay tuned!

Instructions:

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People

Faculty

Liviu Iftode, Badri Nath

Graduate Students

Pravin Shankar, Vancheswaran Ananthanarayanan, Lu Han

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Last Modified November, 2010