Quotation Kirrane, Sabrina, Villata, Serena, d’Aquin, Mathieu. 2018. Privacy, Security and Policies: A review of Problems and Solutions with Semantic Web Technologies. Semantic Web. 9 (2)




Semantic Web technologies aim to simplify the distribution, sharing and exploitation of information and knowledge, across multiple distributed actors on the Web. As with all technologies that manipulate information, there are privacy and security implications, and data policies (e.g., licenses and regulations) that may apply to both data and software artifacts. Additionally, semantic web technologies could contribute to the more intelligent and flexible handling of privacy, security and policy issues, through supporting information integration and sense-making. In order to better understand the scope of existing work on this topic we examine 78 articles from dedicated venues, including this special issue, the PrivOn workshop series, two SPOT workshops, as well as the broader literature that connects the Semantic Web research domain with issues relating to privacy, security and/or policies. Specifically, we classify each paper according to three taxonomies (one for each of the aforementioned areas), in order to identify common trends and research gaps. We conclude by summarising the strong focus on relevant topics in Semantic Web research (e.g. information collection, information processing, policies and access control), and by highlighting the need to further explore under-represented topics (e.g., malware detection, fraud detection, and supporting policy validation by data consumers).


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Semantic Web
Citation Index SCI
WU-Journal-Rating new INF-A
Language English
Title Privacy, Security and Policies: A review of Problems and Solutions with Semantic Web Technologies
Volume 9
Number 2
Year 2018
DOI na
Open Access Y
Open Access Link http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/content/privacy-security-and-policies-review-problems-and-solutions-semantic-web-technologies


Kirrane, Sabrina (Details)
d'Aquin, Mathieu (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)
Villata, Serena (Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Inria, France)
Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management (AE Polleres) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1108 Informatics (Details)
1109 Information and data processing (Details)
1122 Artificial intelligence (Details)
1138 Information systems (Details)
1146 Management information systems (Details)
5255 Data security and data privacy (Details)
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