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An Architectural Approach for Decentralized Trust Management
November/December 2005 (vol. 9 no. 6)
pp. 16-23
Girish Suryanarayana, University of California, Irvine
Justin R. Erenkrantz, University of California, Irvine
Richard N. Taylor, University of California, Irvine
To guard against malicious peers, peer-to-peer applications must incorporate suitable trust mechanisms. Current decentralized trust-management research focuses mainly on producing trust models and algorithms, whereas the actual composition of trust models into real applications has been largely unexplored. The practical architectural approach for composing egocentric trust (Pace) provides detailed design guidance on where and how developers can incorporate trust models into decentralized applications. In addition, Pace's guiding principles promote countermeasures against threats to decentralized systems. Several prototypes demonstrate the approach's use and feasibility.
Index Terms:
Pace, security, peer-to-peer, ad hoc network, trust management
Citation:
Girish Suryanarayana, Justin R. Erenkrantz, Richard N. Taylor, "An Architectural Approach for Decentralized Trust Management," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 16-23, Nov.-Dec. 2005, doi:10.1109/MIC.2005.119
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