17th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'06) (2006)
Sept. 4, 2006 to Sept. 8, 2006
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/DEXA.2006.126
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.
E. Oliveira, Z. Abdelouahab and D. Lopes, "Security on MASs with XML Security Specifications," 17th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'06)(DEXA), Krakow, Poland, 2006, pp. 5-9.