Managing trust in distributed agent systems

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Software agent technology has attracted much attention for developing various distributed systems, composed of autonomous agents interacting with one another using particular mechanisms and protocols. Such systems provide high-level reconfigurability, flexibility and robustness in dynamic environments, and have applications in many areas. However, the great advantages of distributed agent systems are often overshadowed by the challenges of providing flexible and consistent security management for agent interactions in the dynamic and heterogeneous computing environments. Trust, which is the belief of an agent that the other agent will act or intend to act beneficially, is a basis for secure distributed agent systems. In this paper, various major research issues of managing trust among various entities are identified, and the approaches in dealing with them are discussed. A framework for managing trust among various entities in distributed agent systems is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAutonomic and Trusted Computing - Thrid International Conference, ATC 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)354038619X, 9783540386193
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventThrid International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing, ATC 2006 - Wuhan, China
Duration: Sep 3 2006Sep 6 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4158 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherThrid International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing, ATC 2006


  • Distributed agent systems
  • Security
  • Situation-awareness
  • Trust
  • Trust management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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