A Multi-dimensional and Event-Based Model for Trust Computation in the Social Web

  • Barbara Carminati
  • Elena Ferrari
  • Marco Viviani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7710)


In this paper, we propose a general-purpose Trust Layer that fits and exploits the emerging concept of Social Web. Key features of our proposal are the consideration of several dimensions for trust computation and the exploitation of social interaction dynamics over the Web, through the definition and the evaluation of event patterns and trust rules. Besides presenting our trust model, we discuss a case study on the ACM Digital Library social environment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Carminati
    • 1
  • Elena Ferrari
    • 1
  • Marco Viviani
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Teoriche e Applicate (DiSTA)Università degli Studi dell’InsubriaVareseItalia

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