Stephen K. Barton

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This paper presents an efficient security protocol for certified e-goods delivery with the following features: (1) ensures strong fairness, (2) ensures non-repudiation of origin and non-repudiation of receipt, (3) allows the receiver of an e-goods to verify, during the protocol execution, that the e-goods he is about to receive is the one he is signing the(More)
Posttraumatic growth (PTG) research is an emerging area of empirical study, especially within the field of clinical health psychology. Much of the research in this area has thus far focused on determining the correlates and predictors of PTG. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the association between posttraumatic growth and dispositional optimism,(More)
This paper presents a novel protocol for fair exchange of DSA-based signatures to support an e-commerce activity of digital contract signing. The protocol employs an off-line semi-trusted third party (STTP), which participates in the protocol execution only in exceptional circumstances and which involvement in the protocol is transparent. The protocol can(More)
This paper reports on the ongoing Fair Integrated Data Exchange Services (FIDES) project aimed at developing a security middleware solution to support e-commerce transactions and the provision of the important fair exchange and non-repudiation security services. Fair exchange ensures that either both business parties participating in a transaction receive(More)
— This paper addresses the problem of selecting the optimum training sequence for channel estimation in communication systems over time-dispersive channels. By processing in the frequency domain, a new explicit form of search criterion is found, the gain loss factor (GLF), which minimizes the variance of the estimation error and is easy to compute.(More)