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Structural Concepts for Trust, Contract and Security Management for a Virtual Chemical Engineering

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Panos Periorellis, Philip English



The paper reports on ongoing research into the development of a management system to co-ordinate a set of activities of a virtual organisation for the production of chemicals. The paper reports on the authors’ experience in considering a real virtual organisation and raises issues of co-ordinating atomic activities that span across organisational boundaries and deals with systems that possess a high degree of autonomy and dynamicity. The focus here is on determining the requirements in terms of the co-ordination of parallel activities, trust and security issues such as access control, validation of resources and identities, formalisation, risk analysis and finally fault tolerance.

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Author(s): Periorellis P, Townson C, English P

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2004

Pages: 13

Print publication date: 01/07/2004

Source Publication Date: July 2004

Report Number: 854

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne