A security framework for agent-based systems

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A security framework for agent-based systems
Purpose – This paper aims to address some security issues in open systems such as service-oriented applications and grid computing. It proposes a security framework for these systems taking a trust viewpoint. The objective is to equip the entities in these systems with mechanisms allowing them to decide about trusting or not each other before starting transactions. Design/methodology/approach – In this paper, the entities of open systems (web services, virtual organizations, etc.) are designed as software autonomous agents equipped with advanced communication and reasoning capabilities. Agents interact with one another by communicating using public dialogue game-based protocols and strategies on how to use these protocols. These strategies are private to individual agents, and are defined in terms of dialogue games with conditions. Agents use their reasoning capabilities to evaluate these conditions and deploy their strategies. Agents compute the trust they have in other agents, ...
Jamal Bentahar, Francesca Toni, John-Jules Ch. Mey
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Authors Jamal Bentahar, Francesca Toni, John-Jules Ch. Meyer, Jihad Labban
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