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Secure Semantic Service-Oriented Systems

1st Edition

By Bhavani Thuraisingham

Auerbach Publications

463 pages | 232 B/W Illus.

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As the demand for data and information management continues to grow, so does the need to maintain and improve the security of databases, applications, and information systems. In order to effectively protect this data against evolving threats, an up-to-date understanding of the mechanisms for securing semantic Web technologies is essential.

Reviewing cutting-edge developments, Secure Semantic Service-Oriented Systems focuses on confidentiality, privacy, trust, and integrity management for Web services. It demonstrates the breadth and depth of applications of these technologies in multiple domains. The author lays the groundwork with discussions of concepts in trustworthy information systems and security for service-oriented architecture. Next, she covers secure Web services and applications—discussing how these technologies are used in secure interoperability, national defense, and medical applications.

Divided into five parts, the book describes the various aspects of secure service oriented information systems; including confidentiality, trust management, integrity, and data quality. It evaluates knowledge management and e-business concepts in services technologies, information management, semantic Web security, and service-oriented computing. You will also learn how it applies to Web services, service-oriented analysis and design, and specialized and semantic Web services.

The author covers security and design methods for service-oriented analysis, access control models for Web Services, identity management, access control and delegation, and confidentiality. She concludes by examining privacy, trust, and integrity, the relationship between secure semantic Web technologies and services, secure ontologies, and RDF. The book also provides specific consideration to activity management such as e-business, collaboration, healthcare, and finance.

Table of Contents


Services and Security Technologies

Secure Services

Trustworthy Services

Secure Semantic Services

Specialized Secure Services

Organization of This Book

Next Steps


Service-Oriented Computing


Service-Oriented Computing

SOA and Web Services

Service-Oriented Analysis and Design

Specialized Services

Semantic Web and Services

SOA and Web Services

Standards Organizations


Web Services


Web Services Protocol Stack

RESTful Web Services

Amazon Web Services

Service-Oriented Analysis and Design

Service-Oriented Life Cycle

Service-Oriented Analysis and Design

Service Modeling

SOAD Approaches

Specialized Web Services

Web Services for Data Management

Web Services for Complex Data Management

Web Services for Information Management

Web Services for Knowledge Management

Web Services for Activity Management

Domain Web Services

Emerging Web Services

Semantic Web Services

Layered Technology Stack




Web Rules and SWRL

Semantic Web Services

Trustworthy Systems

Secure Systems

Dependable Systems

Web Security


Secure Service-Oriented Computing

Secure Services

Secure Service-Oriented Computing

Secure SOA and Web Services

Secure Service-Oriented Analysis and Design

Federated Identity Management

Access Control

Delegation Model

Secure SOA and Web Services


WS-* Security

Summary and Directions



Secure Service-Oriented Analysis and Design

Secure Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

Secure Service-Oriented Life Cycle

Secure Service-Oriented Analysis and Design

Secure Service Modeling

Secure SOAD Approaches

Access Control for Web Services



Attribute-Based Access Control

Inference Control

Digital Identity Management

Single Sign-On and Federated Identity Management

Identity Metasystem and Information Card



Liberty Alliance

Security Models for Web Services

Delegation Model

Information Flow Model

Multilevel Secure Web Services


Trust Management and Web Services

Trust Management

Trust and Web Services

Privacy and Web Services

Privacy Management

Privacy Management and Web Services

Integrity Management, Data Provenance, and Web Services

Integrity, Data Quality, and Provenance

Integrity Management and Web Services


Secure Semantic Web and Web Services


Security for the Semantic Web

Privacy and Trust for the Semantic Web

Secure Semantic Web and Web Services

Security, XML, and Web Services


Example XML Document

XML Security Standards

Issues in XML Security

Policy Specification in XML

Access Control for XML Documents

Secure Publication of XML Documents

Secure XML Databases

XML, Security, and Web Services

Security, RDF, and Web Services

Example of an RDF Document

Issues in RDF Security

Policy Specification in RDF

Access Control

Secure RDF Databases

Security, RDF, and Web Services

Security, Ontologies, and Web Services

OWL Example

Securing Ontologies

Policy Specification in OWL

Access Control

Secure OWL Databases

Ontology for Policy and Data Integration

Security, Ontologies, and Web Services

Security, Rules, and Web Services

Nonmonotonic-Typed Multilevel Logic for Secure Data and

Knowledge Management

Securing Rules

Policy Specification Using Rules

Inference Problem and Policy Reasoning

Security, Rules, and Web Services


Web Services for Secure Data, Information, and Knowledge Management

Web Services for Secure Data Management

Secure Information Management

Secure Knowledge Management

Secure Geospatial, Multimedia, and Sensor Web Services


Secure Geospatial Semantic Web

Secure Multimedia Data Management

Secure Sensor Web Services

Web Services for Secure Activity Management

Secure E-Commerce

Secure Workflow and Collaboration

Secure Information Interoperability

Secure Information Sharing

Secure Social Networking

Secure Supply Chain

Secure Specialized Web Services

Secure Domain Web Services

Security for X as a Service

Security for Amazon Web Services

Secure Web Services for Cloud and Grid

Summary and Directions

About This Chapter

Summary of This Book

Directions for Secure Semantic Service-Oriented Information


Where Do We Go from Here?

Conclusion to Part V


Data Management Systems: Developments and Trends

Developments in Database Systems

Status, Vision, and Issues

Data Management Systems Framework

Building Information Systems from the Framework

Relationships Among the Texts

Database Management

Relational and Entity-Relationship Data Models

Architectural Issues

Database Design

Database Administration

Database Management System Functions

Distributed Databases

Heterogeneous Database Integration

Federated Databases

Client–Server Databases

Migrating Legacy Databases and Applications

Data Warehousing

Data Mining

Impact of the Web

Object Technology

Other Database Systems

Discretionary and Multilevel Security for Object Database Systems


Discretionary Security

Multilevel Security

Security for Object Request Brokers

Object Modeling for Secure Applications

Developments with Standards, Products, and Tools

Oasis Service Standards

Web Services Products

Semantic Web Standards

Semantic Web Products


Each chapter begins with an Overview and concludes with a Summary, Exercises, and References

About the Author

Professor Bhavani Thuraisingham, Ph.D., The University of Texas, Dallas, USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General
COMPUTERS / Security / General
COMPUTERS / Internet / General