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.
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.
|Keywords||Security-based metamodelling; Model-based security; Modelling of secure agent-oriented information systems; Modelling of security features; Peer-to-peer security modelling|
|Journal||Information and Software Technology|
|Journal citation||51 (5), pp. 832-845|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2008.05.003|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||11 Jan 2010|
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