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Subject: CfP - Workshop on Security of Mobile Multiagent Systems

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   First International Workshop on


  To be held at the
  Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents 2001)
   Montreal, Canada
    May 29th 2001


The far reaching influence of the Internet  has  resulted  in  an
increased  interest in agent technologies, which  are poised to play a
key  role in the implementation of  successful  Internet and WWW-based
applications in  the future.  While  there is still  considerable hype
concerning agent technologies,  there is also an increasing  awareness
of the problems involved.  In particular, that these applications will
not    be successful    unless   security issues   can be   adequately
handled. Although there  is a   large  body of work on   cryptographic
techniques that   provide  basic  building-blocks  to  solve  specific
security   problems, relatively little    work   has  been done     in
investigating   security  in  the    multiagent system context.    The
introduction  of  mobile software  agents  significantly increases the
risks  involved in Internet  and WWW-based applications.  For example,
if  we allow agents to  enter our hosts or   private networks, we must
offer the agents a platform so that  they can execute correctly but at
the same time  ensure that they will not  have deleterious effects  on
our hosts or any  other agents / processes  in our network. If we send
out mobile agents, we  should also be able to provide guarantees about
specific aspects of their behaviour, i.e., we  are not only interested
in  whether the agents carry-out   their intended task correctly. They
must defend themselves against attacks initiated  by other agents, and
survive in potentially malicious environments.

Agent technology can also   be used to  support network  security. For
example in  the  context of intrusion  detection, intelligent guardian
agents  may  be used to implement   active  protection strategies on a
firewall or  intelligent monitoring agents  can be used to analyse the
behaviour  of  agents   migrating   through  a network.  Part   of the
inspiration  for such multi-agent  systems comes from primitive animal
behaviour, such as that of guardian ants protecting their hill or from
biological immune systems.

Topics of Interest
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We welcome the submission  of papers from  the full spectrum of issues
associated with  security  in mobile  multiagent systems, both  in the
public Internet  and  in private networks.   We particularly encourage
the discussion of the following topics:

- - security policies for agent environments
- - security mechanisms that can be implemented by using
  (mobile) multiple agents
- - reasoning about security in an agent architecture
- - security for agents (against other agents, malicious hosts, and
  software failures)
- - security for agent hosts (against agent attacks and agent
- - security through agents (for any form of malfunctioning in the
- - application of security mechanism in a (mobile) multiagent context
- - integration of traditional security mechanisms to the agent realm
- - design methodologies for secure (mobile) multiagent systems

The  workshop aims at bringing  together people  from the two relevant
research  fields, information security and agent-oriented programming.
Consequently we would like to  encourage discussion papers, conceptual
papers, system  papers,  and  application  papers.  It  is planned  to
publish   the workshop papers with  a   scientific publisher after the

Submission Details
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To participate in the workshop you should  submit an original research
paper of   up  to 5000  words   (approximately 8 pages maximum)  or  a
position paper  (up  to 2000  words,   approximately 3 pages) to   the
workshop chair, to arrive no later than 19 March  2001.  It is planned
to structure the workshops into invited talks, technical presentations
and panel discussions.  The  technical presentations will  be selected
from the research papers.    Formatting instructions can be found   at
http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html    and    should be
strictly followed.   The first page should include   the full name and
contact details   of  at  least one  author    (email and  full postal
address).  Electronic submissions  are  mandatory.  Acceptable formats
are PDF and PostScript.

Important Dates:
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Submissions due Monday  19th March 2001

Notifications sent Friday  30th March 2001
Camera ready version due Monday  16th April 2001
Workshop Tuesday 29th May   2001

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Klaus Fischer and Dieter Hutter, DFKI Saarbr=FCcken, Germany

Program Committee:
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Sahin Albayrak, TU Berlin, Germany
David Basin, University of Freiburg, Germany
Ciaran Bryce, University of Geneve, Switzerland
Hans-J=FCrgen B=FCrckert, DFKI GmbH Saarbr=FCcken, Germany

G=FCnter Karjoth, IBM Research Z=FCrich, Switzerland
Luc Moreau, University of Southampton, UK
Volker Roth, Frauenhofer IGD, Germany
Helmut Schwigon, BSI Bonn, Germany
Vipin Swarup, The MITRE Corp, USA
Christian Tschudin, Uppsala University, Sweden
Jan Vitek, Purdue University, USA

Contact Person:
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Dr. Klaus Fischer
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
D-66123 Saarbr=FCcken
Tel/Fax +49 681 302-3917/-2235
URL: http://www.dfki.de/~kuf/

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