Building the bridges -- a proposal for merging different paradigms in mobile NFC ecosystem.

Akram, Raja Naeem, Markantonakis, Konstantinos and Mayes, Keith (2012) Building the bridges -- a proposal for merging different paradigms in mobile NFC ecosystem. In: 8th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security (CIS 2012). IEEE Computer Society Press, Guangzhou, China, pp. 646-652. ISBN 978-1-4673-4725-9

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In late 1990s. the multi-application initiative was put forward to have multiple applications on a single smart card. This would have enabled a cardholder to accumulate all of her smart card based applications (e.g. banking, telecom, and transport etc.) on a single device. However, despite the initial fervour for the multi-application smart card initiative; there were no wide spread adoption of this model. Nevertheless, the Near Field Communication (NFC) has reinvigorated the multi-application initiative again. In this paper, we will analyse why the multi-application smart card initiative failed to materialise a decade ago and whether this time around it will succeed as a viable model or not. The NFC trials being conducted basically rely on the existing ownership architectures, which can create market segregation and thus reducing the potential revenue generation capability. We propose a possible approach that avoids market segregation, increase revenue generation, and provide flexibility, robustness and scalability to existing ownership architecture.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-1-4673-4725-9
Additional Information: Paper presented at The 8th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security (CIS 2012), held at Guangzhou, China on 17-18 November 2012. “© © 2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.”
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart cards; multi-application initiative; Near Field Communication (NFC); information security
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 5703
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2012 13:39
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2013 11:36

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