The research and development project titled “Constrained Intents: Extending Android Security for Intent Policies (EASIP)”, proposed by Security Engineering Research Group (SERG) at IMSciences, in collaboration with Dr. Xinwen Zhang at  Samsung Information Systems America has been formally approved by the National ICT R&D Fund in June, 2009. Having received the formal approval of the project, with an approved budget of PKR 14.7 million, SERG now aims to start the formal proceedings of the project as soon as possible. The duration of the project is 24 months.

Research objectives of the project are: “to develop a comprehensive access control framework and a policy language for the Android platform, to implement a policy enforcement framework and a policy writing tool to facilitate the policy writing for the application owners and developers”.

The primary academic objective of the project is to create an environment where students can work on modern and applied research in state-of-the-art security technologies related to Android in particular and other mobile devices in general.

Prototypes developed under the project will be released under an open source license.

Project Profile

Project Name:
“Constrained Intents: Extending Android Security for Intent Policies (EASIP)”

Project Director
Dr. Masoom Alam (IMSciences, Pakistan)

Co-Project Director
Dr. Xinwen Zhang (Samsung SISA, USA)

Team Members

Jawad Manzoor

Mir Nauman

Muhammad Yasar Khan

Mohsin Yaseen

Bahar Ali Khan

Waqar Afridi

Kashif Ahmad

Engineer. ShahrYar Khan (

Engr. Owais Ibrahim

Syed Hammad Khalid Banuri

Project Duration
24 months

Funded by
National ICT R&D Fund, Pakistan


Resources related to the project will appear here.

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