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Title: Migration control for mobile agents based on passport and visa
Authors: Guan, SU
Wang, T
Ong, SH
Keywords: Passport and visa;Migration;Mobile agent;E-commerce
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Future Generation Computer Systems, 19 (2): 173-186, Feb 2003
Abstract: Research on mobile agents has attracted much attention as this paradigm has demonstrated great potential for the next-generation e-commerce. Proper solutions to security-related problems become key factors in the successful deployment of mobile agents in e-commerce systems. We propose the use of passport and visa (P/V) for securing mobile agent migration across communities based on the SAFER e-commerce framework. P/V not only serves as up-to-date digital credentials for agent-host authentication, but also provides effective security mechanisms for online communities to control mobile agent migration. Protection for mobile agents, network hosts, and online communities is enhanced using P/V. We discuss the design issues in details and evaluate the implementation of the proposed system.
ISSN: 0167-739X
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Research Papers

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