Enhancing security in E-health communications using multi-agent system

Rossilawati Sulaiman, Dharmendra Sharma, Wanli Ma, Dat Tran

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Problem statement: In this study, we address the security needs in online communications, specifically in the e-health domain. We focus on how to provide different security strengths to different types of communications in e-health, where each communication transmits different types of information with different levels of sensitivity. Approach: The Multi-Agent System (MAS) approach is used to develop an agent-based system that can cater for distributed processes. We use the agents' characteristics such as autonomous, interactive, extendible and mobile to handle the security processes for users in different environments and devices. We integrate different types of encryption algorithms with different security strengths in order to provide different security needs. Results: We present our security model called MAgSeM that consists of eight agents, which are skilled to complete its goal as well as the overall system goals autonomously. Conclusion: We conclude that MAgSeM security model is suitable not only for the e-health domain, but also other domains that practices online communications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-647
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Computer Science
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Cryptography protocols
  • E-health
  • Multi-agent system
  • Security

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  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Enhancing security in E-health communications using multi-agent system. / Sulaiman, Rossilawati; Sharma, Dharmendra; Ma, Wanli; Tran, Dat.

In: Journal of Computer Science, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2012, p. 637-647.

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Sulaiman, Rossilawati ; Sharma, Dharmendra ; Ma, Wanli ; Tran, Dat. / Enhancing security in E-health communications using multi-agent system. In: Journal of Computer Science. 2012 ; Vol. 8, No. 5. pp. 637-647.
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