Bootstrapping trust and reputation forweb services

Hien Trang Nguyen*, Jian Yang, Weiliang Zhao

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Trust and reputation of web services is usually established based on the historical information about past transactions or rating scores collected over a period of time. However, when a new web service joins a community, normally there is not much information to be relied on to evaluate its initial reputation. Therefore trust bootstrapping, the technique to establish trust for a web service based on very limited information becomes a real challenge that most of the current models of web service trust neglect. In this paper, we present a comprehensive approach with various techniques to tackle this problem. In particular, we propose inheritance mechanism, referral mechanism, and guarantee mechanism for bootstrapping the trust and reputation of a new web service according to its associated characteristics. Moreover, the existing trust and reputation models can be effectively leveraged with the support of the proposed bootstrapping mechanisms. Detailed experimental results are provided to evaluate the approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 IEEE 14th International Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing, CEC 2012
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages41-48
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780769548579
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE 14th International Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing, CEC 2012 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 9 Sep 201211 Sep 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE 14th International Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing, CEC 2012
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period9/09/1211/09/12

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