A Paradigm Shift in Smart Card Ownership Model

Raja Naeem Akram, Konstantinos Markantonakis, Keith Mayes

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution

31 Citations (Scopus)


Smart cards have been proliferated into many aspects of modern life. Historically, the ownership of smart cards has remained with the smart card issuers. Although this ownership model is favoured by a wide range of industries and service providers, it does not provide optimum convenience and flexibility to cardholders. One potential solution could be to shift the control of smart cards from the smart card issuers to the smart card users. In this paper, we will analyse the feasibility of an ownership model that delegates the ownership of a smart card to its user. The operational and security requirements of the proposed ownership model will be provided. In addition, principal research questions are identified that would merit further in-depth analysis to test the viability of this ownership model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications
Place of PublicationFukuoka, Japan
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010


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