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Title: Securing dynamic itineraries for mobile agent applications
Authors: Borrell Viader, Joan
Robles Martínez, Sergi
Garrigues Olivella, Carles
Keywords: Distributed applications
Mobile agents
Dynamic itineraries
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2008
Publisher: Journal of Network and Computer Applications
Type: Article
Citation: Garrigues, C.; Robles, S.; Borrell, J.(2008). "Securing dynamic itineraries for mobile agent applications". Journal of Network and Computer Applications. ISSN:1084-8045. 4.31. pág.(487-508).
Series/Report no.: 31:4
Abstract: In this paper we present a novel mechanism for the protection of dynamic itineraries for mobile agent applications. Itineraries that are decided as the agent goes are essential in complex applications based on mobile agents, but no approach has been presented until now to protect them. We have conceived a cryptographic scheme for shielding dynamic itineraries from tampering, impersonation and disclosure. By using trust strategically, our scheme provides a balanced trade-off between flexibility and security. Our protection scheme has been thought always bearing in mind a feasible implementation, and thus facilitates the development of applications that make use of it. An example application based on a real healthcare scenario is also presented to show its operation.
Language: eng
Other Identifiers: 1084-8045
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