Security Aspects on Inter-Organizational Cooperation Using Wrapper Agents

Document type: Conference Papers
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Author(s): Bengt Carlsson, Paul Davidsson, Andreas Jacobsson, Stefan J. Johansson, Jan A. Persson
Title: Security Aspects on Inter-Organizational Cooperation Using Wrapper Agents
Conference name: Agent-based Technologies and applications for enterprise interoperability
Year: 2005
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Systems and Software Engineering (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för programvarusystem)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: The significance of electronic information exchange in interorganizational
cooperation is well-known. We will here focus on the particular requirements of SMEs. We describe a general “wrapper agent” solution based on open source freeware that makes it possible (in principle) for any business system to exchange information with any other business system. It has been successfully applied in a pilot study involving two companies in a transport
chain using different business systems. We also suggest further improvements by addressing security and privacy issues as well as an extended, possibly dynamic, set of involved companies and higher levels of cooperation.
Subject: Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Computer Science\Electronic security