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Trusting collaboration in global computing systems


English, C and Wagealla, W and Nixon, Paddy and Terzis, S and Lowe, H and McGettrick, A, Trusting collaboration in global computing systems, Trust Management: First International Conference (iTrust 2003), 28-30 May 2003, Heraklion, Crete, Greece,, pp. 136-149. ISBN 3-540-40224-1 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/3-540-44875-6_10


A significant characteristic of global computing is the need for secure interactions between highly mobile entities and the services in their environment. Moreover, these decentralised systems are also characterised by partial views over the state of the global environment, implying that we cannot guarantee verification of the properties of the mobile entity entering an unfamiliar domain. Secure in this context encompasses both the need for cryptographic security and the need for trust, on the part of both parties, that the interaction will function as expected. In this paper, we explore an architecture for interaction/ collaboration in global computing systems. This architecture reflects the aspects of the trust lifecycle in three stages: trust formation, trust evolution and trust exploitation, forming a basis for risk assessment and interaction decisions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Networking and communications
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Communication technologies, systems and services
Objective Field:Mobile technologies and communications
UTAS Author:Nixon, Paddy (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69422
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2012-10-18

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