A policy model for access control using building information models

Skandhakumar, Nimalaprakasan, Reid, Jason F., Salim, Farzad, & Dawson, Edward (2014) A policy model for access control using building information models. [Working Paper]

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Building information models have created a paradigm shift in how buildings are built and managed by providing a dynamic repository for building data that is useful in many new operational scenarios. This change has also created an opportunity to use building information models as an integral part of security operations and especially as a tool to facilitate fine-grained access control to building spaces in smart buildings and critical infrastructure environments. In this paper, we identify the requirements for a security policy model for such an access control system and discuss why the existing policy models are not suitable for this application. We propose a new policy language extension to XACML, with BIM specific data types and functions based on the IFC specification, which we call BIM-XACML.

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ID Code: 76554
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Building Information Modelling, Industry Foundation Classes, Access Control, Authorisation, Policy Language, XACML, BIM
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building not elsewhere classified (120299)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 07 Oct 2014 22:15
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2014 20:38

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