Trust enhanced authorization for mobile agents

Chun Ruan*, Vijay Varadharajan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Trust has been recognized as an important aspect for mobile agent security. In this paper, we develop a logic based trust model which enables the capturing of a comprehensive set of trust relationships to enhance the security of conventional access control mechanisms in a mobile based applications. We first discuss the notion of trust and its relevance to mobile agent security. Next we define a logic program based language to facilitate the modelling process. To enforce the security related trustworthy behaviours, we then define a set of general rules to capture the semantics. Finally, the language is applied in a mobile agent context to demonstrate how the trust can be explicitly modelled and reasoned about to support better security decisions for the mobile agent based systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Commerce and Web Technologies - 10th International Conference, EC-Web 2009, Proceedings
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
Volume5692 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event10th International Conference on E-Commerce and Web Technologies, EC-Web 2009 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 1 Sep 20094 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5692 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Other10th International Conference on E-Commerce and Web Technologies, EC-Web 2009


  • authorization
  • logic programming
  • mobile agent
  • trust

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