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A survey of security issue in multi-agent systems

Jung, Y and Kim, M and Masoumzadeh, A and Joshi, JBD (2012) A survey of security issue in multi-agent systems. Artificial Intelligence Review, 37 (3). 239 - 260. ISSN 0269-2821

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Multi-agent systems have attracted the attention of researchers because of agents' automatic, pro-active, and dynamic problem solving behaviors. Consequently, there has been a rapid development in agent technology which has enabled us to provide or receive useful and convenient services in a variety of areas such as banking, transportation, e-business, and healthcare. In many of these services, it is, however, necessary that security is guaranteed. Unless we guarantee the security services based on agent-based systems, these services will face significant deployment problems. In this paper, we survey existing work related to security in multi-agent systems, especially focused on access control and trust/reputation, and then present our analyses. We also present existing problems and discuss future research challenges. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V 2011.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Jung, Y
Kim, M
Masoumzadeh, A
Joshi, JBDjjoshi@pitt.eduJJOSHI
Date: 1 March 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Artificial Intelligence Review
Volume: 37
Number: 3
Page Range: 239 - 260
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s10462-011-9228-8
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0269-2821
Article Type: Review
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 14:31
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 20:55


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