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Academic Biography

­­Jim Longstaff has worked as an IBM Research Fellow, as a Lecturer and Industrial Reader at Leeds Polytechnic, and is currently a Reader in Computing at Teesside University. His current teaching is mainly in the areas of rapid development tools (web/database systems), database management, data warehouses, and data mining.

Jim gained a PhD in Relational Databases in 1980. Amongst subsequent research achievements, he was awarded two SERC grants (1981, 1983) for database research in collaboration with Dr (later Professor) S M Deen of Aberdeen University. Other research awards included a Teaching Company Scheme at Leeds Polytechnic, DoH funding for an epidemiological study into childhood asthma and pollution with Newcastle University Medical School, and NHS (Connecting for Health) funding for the prototyping of electronic medical records and security systems. Consultancies included the design and prototyping for a database query system for a British company, and also for a security (authorisation) system for an American company.

He acted as chairman (of both the Organising and Programme Committees) for the Third British National Conference in Databases (BNCOD3), held at Leeds Polytechnic in 1984. He has also acted as Director of Studies for three successfully-completed PhD degree projects, and as an external examiner for PhD and MPhil research degree programmes.

Summary of Research Interests

Jim’s current research interest is in Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC), and its enterprise-level implementation using database and big data systems. This interest extends into authorisation systems for data stored by network applications, including Internet of Things.

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Access control Engineering & Materials Science
Confidentiality Medicine & Life Sciences
Classifiers Engineering & Materials Science
Requirements engineering Engineering & Materials Science
Electronic Health Records Medicine & Life Sciences
Social Responsibility Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Engineering & Materials Science
National Health Programs Medicine & Life Sciences

Research Output 2000 2019

ABAC Requirements Engineering for Database Applications

Longstaff, J. & He, M., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Requirements engineering
Access control
Glass
Processing
7 Downloads (Pure)

Attribute Based Access Control for Big Data Applications by Query Modification

Longstaff, J. & Noble, J., 29 Mar 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Access control
Relational database systems
High level languages
Health
Data storage equipment
1 Citation (Scopus)

Tees confidentiality model (TCM2): Supporting dynamic authorization and overrides in attribute- based access control

Longstaff, J. & Howitt, T., 1 Jan 2014, Case Studies in Secure Computing: Achievements and Trends. CRC Press, p. 89-110 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Access control
Classifiers
Health
Processing

Computer aided analysis of paraspinal electromyography

Coxon, A., 8 Feb 2013, Middlesbrough: Teesside University. 236 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisResearch

Open Access
File
Electromyography
Low Back Pain
Electrocardiography
Color
Back Pain
1 Citation (Scopus)

Extending Attribute Based Access Control to Facilitate Trust in eHealth and Other Applications

Longstaff, J., 1 Jan 2013, Cyber Security and Privacy - Trust in the Digital World and Cyber Security and Privacy EU Forum 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Springer Verlag, p. 127-137 11 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 182 CCIS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearch

Access control
Classifiers
Demonstrations
Processing