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A security-aware metamodel for multi-agent systems (MAS)
Information and Software Technology
  • Ghassan Beydoun, University of Wollongong
  • Graham C Low, The University Of New South Wales
  • Haralambos Mouratidis, University of East London (SCoT)
  • Brian Henderson-Sellers, University Of Technology Sydney
Document Type
Journal Article
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Abstract

This paper adopts a model-based security (MBS) approach to identify security requirements during the early stages of multi-agent system development. Our adopted MBS approch is underpinned by a meta-model independent of any specific methodology. It allows for security considerations to be embedded within any situated agent methodology which then prescribes security considerations within its work products. Using a standard model-driven engineering (MDE) approach, these work products are initially constructed as high abstraction models and then transformed into more precise models until code-secific models can be produced. A multi-agent system case study is used to illustrate the applicability of the proposed security-aware metamodel.

RIS ID
24240
Citation Information
Ghassan Beydoun, Graham C Low, Haralambos Mouratidis and Brian Henderson-Sellers. "A security-aware metamodel for multi-agent systems (MAS)" Information and Software Technology Vol. 51 Iss. 5 (2009) p. 832 - 845
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gbeydoun/24/