An Agent Based Trust Management System for Multi-Agent Based Virtual Communities

  • Reda Yaich
  • Olivier Boissier
  • Gauthier Picard
  • Philippe Jaillon
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 155)


The success of a virtual community relies on collaboration and resource sharing principals, making trust a priority for each member. Such systems need a flexible trust model wherein trust policies are automatically adapted and where both individual and collective trust requirements are considered in the decision making-process. This paper reports our on-going efforts in that direction. It presents an agent based Adaptive and Socially-Compliant Trust Management System (ASC-TMS) for multi-agent based virtual communities.


Multi-Agent Systems Trust Policies Virtual Communities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reda Yaich
    • 1
  • Olivier Boissier
    • 1
  • Gauthier Picard
    • 1
  • Philippe Jaillon
    • 1
  1. 1.FAYOL-EMSE, LSTIEcole Nationale Supérieure des MinesSaint-EtienneFrance

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