1999-2000 Final Year Projects

Agent-based Secure Workflow

Supervisor(s): Dr. Hui L. C. K.( hui@csis.hku.hk)

No of students:3-5

Prerequisite: None

Project Type: ISCS

Note: Project cosupervised with external supervisor Dr P H Leung


We have identified different needs of security in different workflows. We also noticed that these securities are not provided in most of the workflow management systems such as Lotus Notes.

The Liaison Workflow Model is a comprehensive Distributed Mobile Workflow Model. We have introduced different kinds of workflow security in Liaison.

The objective of this project is going to develop the Liaison workflow system tool which is based on the Liaison model. This workflow system tool should be able to generate and operate distributed mobile secure workflow systems. The characteristics of agent technology provide many useful features for this development and hence agent technology will be studied and applied in this project. Besides, other technology such as middleware and Internet Computing will be applied also.