The research activities at the DB&Sec Laboratory cover many areas in the fields of information security and database systems. Our research combines both theoretical and practical aspects, addressing as well applications on a number of domains, such as medicine and humanities. 

Current research includes:

  • access control systems, secure publishing techniques and secure broadcast for XML;
  • advanced RBAC models and foundations of access control model s;
  • trust negotiation languages and privacy;
  • data mining and security;
  • multi-strategy filtering systems for Web pages and sites;
  • object-oriented and object-relational databases;
  • databases and the Web;
  • databases and multimedia;
  • geografical information systems and spatial databases;
  • advanced applications.