About the project
Project Name: SelectShare
Selective IoT data sharing.
Team: George C. Polyzos, George Xylomenos, Iordanis Koutsopoulos, Vasilios A. Siris, Nikos Fotiou, Anna Kefala, Evgenia Faltaka, Iakovos Pittaras, Athina Katsari, Nikos Ipiotis, Spiros Chadoulos, Stratos Keranidis and Polychronis Symeonidis
As IoT becomes omnipresent vast amounts of data are generated, which can be used for building innovative applications. However, interoperability issues and security concerns prevent harvesting the full potentials of these data. In this project we focus on data generated by smart buildings. Buildings are becoming ever “smarter” by integrating IoT devices that improve comfort through sensing and automation. However, these devices and their data are usually siloed in specific applications or manufacturers, even though they can be valuable for various interested stakeholders who provide different types of “over the top” services, e.g., energy management. Most data sharing techniques follow an “all or nothing” approach, creating significant security and privacy threats, when even partially revealed, privacy-preserving, data subsets can fuel innovative applications. With these in mind we will develop a platform that will enable controlled, privacy-preserving sharing of data items.
Our project will innovate in two directions: Firstly, it will provide a framework for allowing discovery and selective disclosure of IoT data without violating their integrity. Secondly, it will provide user-friendly, intuitive mechanisms allowing efficient, fine grained access control over the shared data.
The project will leverage recent advances in the areas of Self-Sovereign Identities, Verifiable Credentials, and Zero-Knowledge Proofs, and it will integrate them in a platform that combines the industry-standard authentication and authorization framework OAuth 2.0 and the Web of Things specifications. We will pilot a real-world use case of sharing energy related data from two industrial partners. Our prototype will (a) include IoT devices from smart homes and buildings provided by the project partners, and (b) demonstrate controlled, privacy-preserving, and tamper-proof data sharing with stakeholders such as energy providers, utilities, and Distribution System Operators (DSOs).