David G. Rosado, Eduardo Fernández-Medina, Javier Lopez


Mobile Grid systems allow us to build highly complex information systems with various and remarkable features (interoperability between multiple security domains, cross-domain authentication and authorization, dynamic, heterogeneous and limited mobile devices, etc), which demand secure development methodologies to build quality software, offering methods, techniques and tools that facilitate the work of the entire team involved in software development. These methodologies should be supported by Grid security architectures that define the main security aspects to be considered, and by solutions to the problem of how to integrate mobile devices within Grid systems. Some approaches regarding secure development methodologies of Grid security architectures and of the integration of mobile devices in the Grid have been found in literature, and these are analyzed and studied in this paper, offering a comparison framework of all the approaches related to security in Mobile Grid environments.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Rosado D., Fernández-Medina E. and Lopez J. (2010). A STUDY OF SECURITY APPROACHES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE GRID SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8425-22-5, pages 133-138. DOI: 10.5220/0003005201330138

in Bibtex Style

author={David G. Rosado and Eduardo Fernández-Medina and Javier Lopez},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,
SN - 978-989-8425-22-5
AU - Rosado D.
AU - Fernández-Medina E.
AU - Lopez J.
PY - 2010
SP - 133
EP - 138
DO - 10.5220/0003005201330138