Secure Communications in Multi-Agent Systems Protecting KQML

Sierra J. M., Hernández J.C., Izquierdo A., Ribagorda A.

Abstract

When multiagent systems use insecure networks their communications must be protected in the same way that any other applications that run over this type of channels. There is no doubt that multiagent systems expansion will be joined to the Internet technology, and for that reason our work tries to protect agents communications by a new security architecture and an extension of the KQML. Our security architecture has been designed to be installed over the RETSINA framework, which was specifically designed for an open system, such is the Internet. The core of our proposal is a SEcurity SubAgent Module, called SESAMO, which was expressly designed to easily interact with the RETSINA components. The protection is based a public key infrastructure that, in addition to an extension of KQML, will supply authentication, non-repudiation, integrity and confidentiality services to agent communications.

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in Harvard Style

J. M. S., J.C. H., A. I. and A. R. (2004). Secure Communications in Multi-Agent Systems Protecting KQML . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Security in Information Systems - Volume 1: WOSIS, (ICEIS 2004) ISBN 972-8865-07-4, pages 305-313. DOI: 10.5220/0002684803050313


in Bibtex Style

@conference{wosis04,
author={Sierra J. M. and Hernández J.C. and Izquierdo A. and Ribagorda A.},
title={Secure Communications in Multi-Agent Systems Protecting KQML},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Security in Information Systems - Volume 1: WOSIS, (ICEIS 2004)},
year={2004},
pages={305-313},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002684803050313},
isbn={972-8865-07-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Security in Information Systems - Volume 1: WOSIS, (ICEIS 2004)
TI - Secure Communications in Multi-Agent Systems Protecting KQML
SN - 972-8865-07-4
AU - J. M. S.
AU - J.C. H.
AU - A. I.
AU - A. R.
PY - 2004
SP - 305
EP - 313
DO - 10.5220/0002684803050313