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Reputation Bootstrapping for Trust Establishment among Web Services
January/February 2009 (vol. 13 no. 1)
pp. 40-47
Zaki Malik, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Athman Bouguettaya, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Reputation systems rely on past information to establish trust among unknown participants. Reputation bootstrapping — that is, assessing the reputations of newly deployed Web services (newcomers) — is a major issue in service-oriented environments because historical information often isn't present regarding newcomer behaviors. The authors examine different techniques for fairly and accurately bootstrapping newcomers' reputations in a service-oriented environment. They also present experimental results that evaluate the proposed techniques.

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Index Terms:
reputation, Web services, bootstrapping, trust
Zaki Malik, Athman Bouguettaya, "Reputation Bootstrapping for Trust Establishment among Web Services," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 40-47, Jan.-Feb. 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.17
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