With the increasing pervasion of our society by mobile devices like smart phones and tablets and many users
running several security relevant applications on multiple mobile devices at the same time, security and privacy
challenges outranging those on personal computers arise. In the near future, users are expected to move
personal roles and identities between mobile platforms. Electronic representations of rights associated with such
roles will be mobilised and residing on multiple devices. These devices could be nanoSIMs used in smartphones
or microSDTM cards used in tablets.
The objective of MATTHEW is to develop novel, privacy-preserving security applications with Anonymity and
Attribute Based Credentials (ABC) being transferable over various mobile platforms like smart phones and
tablets using Near Field Communication (NFC). Introducing active transmission technology for NFC, MATTHEW
will overcome the most blocking obstacle in scalability of form factors for NFC antennas, thus facilitating
integration of NFC-enabled security components in mobile devices.
MATTHEW directly addresses Security and privacy in mobile systems of the objective ICT-2013.1.5 Trustworthy
ICT and will, based on application requirements, specify an architecture with focus on multiple entity security
with privacy preservation. Component development will encompass secure elements with physically uncloneable
functions (PUFs) and privacy algorithms support, active transmission technology and antenna designs as well as
specialized packages for small form factor integration.
MATTHEW results will be demonstrated by a transferable payment application and a multi-key access control
system. An ABC-based cryptographic API will provide pseudonyms for privacy.
MATTHEW brings together eight highly qualified European partners, world market leading industries (IFAT, GTO,
AMS, IFAG), research oriented SMEs (IMA, TEC, CRX) as well as a high esteemed university institute for ICT