A Comparative Analysis of Scalable and Context-Aware Trust Management Approaches for Internet of Things

  • Mohammad Dahman AlshehriEmail author
  • Farookh Khadeer Hussain
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9492)


The Internet of Things – IoT – is a new paradigm in technology that allows most physical ‘things’ to contact each other. Trust between IoT devices is a critical factor. Trust in the IoT environment can be modeled using various approaches, such as confidence level and reputation parameters. Furthermore, trust is an important element in engineering reliable and scalable networks. In this paper, we survey scalable and context-aware trust management for IoT from three perspectives. First, we present an overview of the IoT and the importance of trust in relation to it, and then we provide an in-depth trust/reliable management protocol for the IoT and evaluate comparable trust management protocols. We also investigate a scalable solution for trust management in the IoT and provide a comparative evaluation of existing trust solutions. We then present a context-aware assessment for the IoT and compare the different trust solutions. Lastly, we give a full comparative analysis of trust/reliability management in the IoT. Our results are drawn from this comparative analysis, and directions for future research are outlined.


Internet of things Trust management Trust protocol IoT scalable Context-aware assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Dahman Alshehri
    • 2
    • 1
    Email author
  • Farookh Khadeer Hussain
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Computers and Information TechnologyTaif UniversityTaifSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.School of Software, Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems – QCIS, Decision Systems and e-Service Intelligence Laboratory - DeSIUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

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