Title: Trust-enhanced secure mobile agent-based system design

Authors: David Foster, Vijay Varadharajan

Addresses: Information and Networked System Security Research, Department of Computing, Macquarie University, North Ryde NSW 2109, Australia. ' Information and Networked System Security Research, Department of Computing, Macquarie University, North Ryde NSW 2109, Australia

Abstract: This paper presents a Security and Trust Enhanced Mobile Agent (SATEMA) architecture. It investigates some of the design decisions encountered during the development of the architecture and its implementation. In particular, we consider design issues such as security and trust policy management, support for multiple applications as well as with single- and multiple-hop scenarios using the proposed architecture. We discuss the design choices and describe the solutions that have been adopted in the architecture. We have implemented two applications, namely, a travel application and an auction application using this proposed SATEMA architecture.

Keywords: security; trust; distributed computing; mobile agents; agent-oriented software; agent-based systems; multi-agent systems; flight finder; travel; e-auctions; electronic auctions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2007.014407

International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, 2007 Vol.1 No.2, pp.205 - 224

Available online: 05 Jul 2007 *

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