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Approach to Solving Security Problems Using Meta-Agents in Multi Agent System
Department of Information Science, Computer Science, Uppsala University.
Department of Information Science, Computer Science, Uppsala University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9255-9236
2008 (English)In: AGENT AND MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS: TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS, PROCEEDINGS / [ed] Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, GeunSik Jo, Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2008, 122-131 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we present an approach of integrating meta-agents in Web Services. Web Services requires an appropriate level of security to support business systems to be used by anyone, anywhere, at anytime and any platform. However, the increased use of distributed systems with message passing produces a growing set of security problems. This especially concerns threats and attacks on Web Services consisting of transactions with valuable resources. To prevent possible attacks on Web Services, we propose using meta-agents over software agents in a multi-agent system. The multi-agent system consists of a network of software agents that secure the message passing at the transport and application levels. To avoid attacks on these agents, we use meta-agents to monitor the software agents’ actions and then to direct the software agents’ work. These meta-agents are also used to handle unexpected events in the actions of the software agents.

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Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2008. 122-131 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 4953
Keyword [en]
Software agents, meta-agents, intelligent agents, multi-agent systems, networks, Web Services, SOAP, security, reliability, auditing
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Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-89843DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-78582-8_13ISI: 000254510100013OAI: diva2:503734
2nd KES International Symposium on Agent and Multi-Agent Systems. Incheon, SOUTH KOREA. MAR 26-28, 2008
QC 20120313Available from: 2012-02-16 Created: 2012-02-16 Last updated: 2012-03-13Bibliographically approved

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