A trust vector approach to service-oriented applications

Lei Li*, Yan Wang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Trust is a critical issue in e-commerce and e-service environments. In some applications (such as eBay), the trust management mechanisms have been introduced to provide valuable information to buyers prior to placing orders and making payments. Meanwhile, the trust issue is also actively studied in the research community. However, most studies and applications focus on approaches that result in a single trust value to represent the trust level of sellers or service providers. Such a simple trust evaluation method may not be able to depict the trust history exactly and may leave misleading information to service customers. In this paper, we present a novel approach of trust vector consisting of three values to reflect the trust level with more indications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Web Services
Subtitle of host publicationBeijing, China September 23-26, 2008
EditorsJinpeng Huai, Ming-Chien Shan, Munindar P. Singh
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780769533100
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventIEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: 23 Sept 200826 Sept 2008


OtherIEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2008

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