Intro: Claudio Ardagna

Dear All,
some of you already knew me, since we are working together in the EU PRIME
project. For the other, let me introduce myself. I'm Claudio Ardagna and
I'm a PhD student (almost at the end of my PhD course) at the University
of Milan (web page:

My research interests are in the area of information security, distributed
computing and privacy, access control, mobile networks. In particular, in
these contexts, my work has mostly focused on privacy-aware access control
models and languages. Also my work has faced the problem of providing a
policy language and an access control system able to evaluate and enforce
location-based conditions.

In the last few years I have been working in the context of the EU PRIME
project where, with the Seclab team at University of Milan, we are
responsible for the definition of privacy languages and for the evaluation
of related policies.

In my view, today distributed and pervasive environments make the problem
of providing “expressive but simple to understand” policies stringent. The
definition, evaluation, enforcement, negotiation, and composition of
policies become then critical problems in policies development. Also the
need of protecting the privacy of the users makes the definition of
privacy languages and policies (e.g., P3P is a first example), and the
development of privacy-aware access control systems key factors for the
success of the Web as a platform for the distribution of services and
dissemination of information.

As also said by Marco, my expectation is to engage in fruitful
discussions, share experiences and make improvement in this field.

Best Regards,

Received on Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:27:54 UTC