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Abstract

Trust models have been touted to facilitate cooperation among unknown entities. Existing behavior-based trust models typically include a fixed evaluation scheme to derive the trustworthiness of an entity from knowledge about its behavior in previous interactions. This paper in turn proposes a framework for behavior-based trust models for open environments with the following distinctive characteristic. Based on a relational representation of behavior-specific knowledge, we propose a trust-policy algebra allowing for the specification of a wide range of trust-evaluation schemes. A key observation is that the evaluation of the standing of an entity in the network of peers requires centrality indices, and we propose a first-class operator of our algebra for computation of centrality measures. This paper concludes with some preliminary performance experiments that confirm the viability of our approach.

Keywords

Trust Model Centrality Measure Policy Language Unify Framework Centrality Operator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian von der Weth
    • 1
  • Klemens Böhm
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Program Structures and Data OrganizationUniversität Karlsruhe (TH)KarlsruheGermany

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