Securing Mobile Agent Based Tele-Assistance Systems

Sergio Pozo, Rafael. M. Gasca, María Teresa Gómez

Abstract

Nowadays the scientific community is trying to design new techniques in the search for solving security problems in mobile agent technology. There are now some industry initiatives for using agents in real environments which need a solution for some of their security problems. Companies offering assistive service are getting cost reduction due to tele-assistive technologies. In this paper we present a proposal based on secure tunnels to add confidentiality and integrity to any agent platform, present or future, without making any changes to its source-code. Our system is currently implemented and working as part of a complete mobile multi-agent system used for tele-assistance. During our research we have also detected many other problems regarding the tunnelling approach.

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Pozo S., M. Gasca R. and Teresa Gómez M. (2004). Securing Mobile Agent Based Tele-Assistance Systems . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Tele-Care and Collaborative Virtual Communities in Elderly Care - Volume 1: TELECARE, (ICEIS 2004) ISBN 972-8865-10-4, pages 63-72. DOI: 10.5220/0002666000630072


in Bibtex Style

@conference{telecare04,
author={Sergio Pozo and Rafael. M. Gasca and María Teresa Gómez},
title={Securing Mobile Agent Based Tele-Assistance Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Tele-Care and Collaborative Virtual Communities in Elderly Care - Volume 1: TELECARE, (ICEIS 2004)},
year={2004},
pages={63-72},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002666000630072},
isbn={972-8865-10-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Tele-Care and Collaborative Virtual Communities in Elderly Care - Volume 1: TELECARE, (ICEIS 2004)
TI - Securing Mobile Agent Based Tele-Assistance Systems
SN - 972-8865-10-4
AU - Pozo S.
AU - M. Gasca R.
AU - Teresa Gómez M.
PY - 2004
SP - 63
EP - 72
DO - 10.5220/0002666000630072