STrust: A trust model for social networks

Surya Nepal*, Wanita Sherchan, Cecile Paris

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Abstract

We propose a trust model for social networks with the aim of building trust communities that inspire members to share their experiences, feelings and opinions in an open and honest way without the fear of being judged. The unique feature of our model is that the trust value is derived from the social capital built in the social networks over a period of time. First, we introduce a framework for building trust communities using social trust. We then define an underlying social trust model, called STrust. Finally, we report the current state of the development and the analysis of the proposed trust model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE 10th International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages841-846
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769546001
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event10th IEEE Int. Conf. on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2011, 8th IEEE Int. Conf. on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS 2011, 6th Int. Conf. on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology, FCST 2011 - Changsha, China
Duration: 16 Nov 201118 Nov 2011

Other

Other10th IEEE Int. Conf. on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2011, 8th IEEE Int. Conf. on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS 2011, 6th Int. Conf. on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology, FCST 2011
CountryChina
CityChangsha
Period16/11/1118/11/11

Keywords

  • social capital
  • social networks
  • social trust
  • trust model

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