A Privacy-Based Brokering Architecture for Collaboration in Virtual Environments

  • AbdulMutalib Masaud-Wahaishi
  • Hamada Ghenniwa
  • Weiming Shen
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)


With the rapidly growing development of applications in open virtual enterprises, privacy is becoming a critical issue. This paper presents an agent-based architecture that provides coordination services, with special focus on capability-based integration as brokering services. These services take into consideration any privacy desires that may be required from various participants in an open, dynamic, and heterogeneous environment. A proof-of-concept prototype system has been implemented to support and provide information-gathering services in healthcare environments.


Virtual Environment Interaction Pattern Collaborative Network Virtual Enterprise Interaction Protocol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • AbdulMutalib Masaud-Wahaishi
    • 1
  • Hamada Ghenniwa
    • 1
  • Weiming Shen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Western OntarioCanada
  2. 2.Integrated Manufacturing InstituteNational research CouncilCanada

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