EVALUATION OF TRUST POLICIES BY SIMULATION

Cosmin Mogoş, Ina Schieferdecker

Abstract

The evolution of the World Wide Web has created a new environment where people can interact, e.g. talk to their friends, shop online, conduct business meetings, etc. Trust and trustworthiness are central notions in human interaction; in particular, they represent important criteria for every Internet user because of the multitude of choices they are faced with when choosing whom to interact with. This paper presents a simulation model implemented in Ptolemy II for the simulative analysis of trust policies in networked environments, called communication space (CS). The model reflects both the CS structure e.g. principals, roles, and event structure, and the interactions between the elements of CSs. Principal behavior is based on Markov chains and on criteria for selecting peers that initiate transactions. We investigate the efficiency of trust policies based on local observations and evaluation of interactions by examining a case study based on the popular auction site eBay.

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Mogoş C. and Schieferdecker I. (2010). EVALUATION OF TRUST POLICIES BY SIMULATION . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-674-022-1, pages 178-183. DOI: 10.5220/0002720501780183


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@conference{icaart10,
author={Cosmin Mogoş and Ina Schieferdecker},
title={EVALUATION OF TRUST POLICIES BY SIMULATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2010},
pages={178-183},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002720501780183},
isbn={978-989-674-022-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - EVALUATION OF TRUST POLICIES BY SIMULATION
SN - 978-989-674-022-1
AU - Mogoş C.
AU - Schieferdecker I.
PY - 2010
SP - 178
EP - 183
DO - 10.5220/0002720501780183