A Security-Aware Metamodel for Multi-Agent Systems (MAS)


Mouratidis, Haralambos 2009. A Security-Aware Metamodel for Multi-Agent Systems (MAS). Information and Software Technology. 51 (5), pp. 832-845.
AuthorsMouratidis, Haralambos

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 approach is underpinned by a metamodel 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-specific models can be produced. A multi-agent system case study is used to illustrate the applicability of the proposed security-aware metamodel.

KeywordsSecurity-based metamodelling; Model-based security; Modelling of secure agent-oriented information systems; Modelling of security features; Peer-to-peer security modelling
JournalInformation and Software Technology
Journal citation51 (5), pp. 832-845
Accepted author manuscript
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2008.05.003
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PrintMay 2009
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Deposited11 Jan 2010
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Beydoun, G. et al. (2009) ‘A security-aware metamodel for multi-agent systems’, Information and Software Technology 51 (5) 832-845.

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