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17th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'06)
Security on MASs with XML Security Specifications
Krakow, Poland
September 04-September 08
ISBN: 0-7695-2641-1
Emerson Oliveira, Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil
Zair Abdelouahab, Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil
Denivaldo Lopes, Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil
In the past, Multi-agent Systems were used in proprietary environments. Nowadays, these systems have been used broadly in open distributed networks, such as e-commerce applications for Internet. An environment such as the Internet cannot be considered a safe place. Thus, multi-agent systems should have security mechanisms, e.g. confidentiality and integrity. The XML Security Specifications are standards that are based on XML and provide security mechanisms. They include: XML Digital Signature for digital signature; XML Encryption for cryptography; XML Key Management Specification for Public Key Infrastructure. Agents may use a FIPA standard called RDF, which is a message content standard in XML language. Using this standard, agents can communicate exchanging XML messages, but these messages are not secure. In this article, we propose a secure communication model for agents based on RDF and the XML security specifications.
Citation:
Emerson Oliveira, Zair Abdelouahab, Denivaldo Lopes, "Security on MASs with XML Security Specifications," dexa, pp.5-9, 17th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'06), 2006
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