By Topic

A Secure Mobile Agent Protocol for M-commerce Using Self-Certified Proxy Signcryption

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Chao Wang ; Sch. of Inf. Eng., Univ. of Sci. & Technol. Beijing, Beijing, China ; Yunpeng Han ; Fagen Li

Mobile agents are autonomous software entities that are able to migrate across different execution environments through network. Proxy signcryption is very suitable for protecting mobile agents. However, previous proposed proxy signcryption schemes mainly make use of certificate-based public key system and identity-based public key system. In this paper, we present a secure mobile agent protocol using self-certified proxy signcryption. The use of self-certified public key system has the following advantages: (i) the storage space and the communication overheads can be reduced in that the certificate is unnecessary; (ii) the computational costs can be decreased since the authenticity of public keys and the validity of proxy signcryption are carried out simultaneously in a single step; (iii) there is no key escrow problem since the system authority does not know the users' private keys. Therefore, our protocol is suitable for mobile electronic commerce (m-commerce) application in which mobile devices have limited storage capacities and computational resources.

Published in:

2009 Second International Symposium on Information Science and Engineering

Date of Conference:

26-28 Dec. 2009