How Will Software Engineers of the Internet of Things Reason about Trust?

  • Andrew J. B. Fugard
  • Elke Beck
  • Magdalena Gärtner
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 277)


The Internet of Things (IoT) will consist of everyday physical objects communicating with each other via massively distributed service-oriented architectures (SOAs). One neglected area of research is how engineers developing software underlying the IoT will decide whether the services they use and compose are trustworthy. We sketch how a formal socio-cognitive theory of trust can guide empirical research on the topic, and report preliminary results from 25 engineers who were asked how they currently reason about software component trustworthiness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew J. B. Fugard
    • 1
  • Elke Beck
    • 1
  • Magdalena Gärtner
    • 1
  1. 1.ICT&S CenterUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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