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Protecting software agents from malicious hosts using quantum computing
Author(s): John Reisner; Eric Donkor
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Paper Abstract

We evaluate how quantum computing can be applied to security problems for software agents. Agent-based computing, which merges technological advances in artificial intelligence and mobile computing, is a rapidly growing domain, especially in applications such as electronic commerce, network management, information retrieval, and mission planning. System security is one of the more eminent research areas in agent-based computing, and the specific problem of protecting a mobile agent from a potentially hostile host is one of the most difficult of these challenges. In this work, we describe our agent model, and discuss the capabilities and limitations of classical solutions to the malicious host problem. Quantum computing may be extremely helpful in addressing the limitations of classical solutions to this problem. This paper highlights some of the areas where quantum computing could be applied to agent security.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4047, Quantum Computing, (13 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391967
Show Author Affiliations
John Reisner, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Eric Donkor, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4047:
Quantum Computing
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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