Trust Networks: Interpersonal, Sensor, and Social

TitleTrust Networks: Interpersonal, Sensor, and Social
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsKrishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Pramod Anantharam
Conference NameInternational Conference on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011)
PublisherIn: Proceedings of 2011 International Conference on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011)
Conference LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA,
Keywordsbeta-PDF, gleaning trustworthiness, security attacks., social and sensor networks, trust metrics (propagation: chaining and aggregation), trust ontology, trust vs. reputation
Abstract

Trust relationships occur naturally in many diverse contexts such as ecommerce, interpersonal interactions, social networks, sensor web, etc. As agents providing content and services become increasingly removed from the agents that consume them, the issue of robust trust inference and update become critical. Unfortunately, there is neither a universal notion of trust that is applicable to all domains nor a clear explication of its semantics or computation in many situations. In this beginner's level tutorial, we motivate the trust problem, explain the relevant concepts, summarize research in modeling trust and gleaning trustworthiness, and discuss challenges confronting us in this process.

Full Text

Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan and Pramod Anantharam, 'Trust Networks: Interpersonal, Sensor, and Social,' In: Proceedings of 2011 International Conference on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011), pp. 13--21, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, May 23-27, 2011 (invited paper).