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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2009 vol. 13)
ISSN: 1089-7801
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.
reputation, Web services, bootstrapping, trust

Z. Malik and A. Bouguettaya, "Reputation Bootstrapping for Trust Establishment among Web Services," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. , pp. 40-47, 2009.
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