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Trust Assessment for Web Services under Uncertainty

  • Zaki Malik
  • Brahim Medjahed
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6470)

Abstract

We introduce a model for assessing the trust of providers in a service-oriented environment. Our model is cooperative in nature, such that Web services share their experiences of the service providers with their peers through ratings. The different ratings are aggregated using the “statistical cloud model” defined for uncertain situations. The model can uniformly describe the concepts of randomness, fuzziness, and their relationship in quantitative terms. By incorporating the credibility values of service raters in the model, we can assess a service provider’s trust. Experiment results show that our proposed model performs in a fairly accurate manner.

Keywords

Service Provider Overlay Network Cloud Model Reputation System Service Consumer 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zaki Malik
    • 1
  • Brahim Medjahed
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceWayne State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Michigan-DearbornUSA

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