In service-oriented systems a constellation of services cooperate, sharing potentially sensitive information and responsibilities. Cooperation is only possible if the different participants trust each other. As trust may depend on many different factors, In a flexible framework for Trust Management (TM) trust must be computed by combining different types of information. In this paper we describe the TAS³ TM framework which integrates independent TM systems into a single trust decision point. The TM framework supports intricate combinations whilst still remaining easily extensible. It also provides a unified trust evaluation Interface to the (authorization framework of the) services. We demonstrate the flexibility of the approach by integrating three distinct TM paradigms: reputation-based TM, credential-based TM, and Key Performance Indicator TM. Finally, we discuss privacy concerns in TM systems and the directions to be taken for the definition of a privacy-friendly TM architecture.
Universidad de Talca
Journal of theoretical and applied electronic commerce research v.5 n.2 2010
Reputation-based Trust Management
Credential-based Trust Management
Key Performance Indicator Trust Management
A Flexible Architecture for Privacy-Aware Trust Management