Hong Kong, China
Mar. 29, 2005 to Apr. 1, 2005
O. Bamasak , University of Manchester, UK
N. Zhang , University of Manchester, UK
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/EEE.2005.6
This paper examines current approaches used in reputation management and defines five basic metrics for the evaluation of reputation of Trusted Third Party (TTP) hosts employed in mobile agent-based e-commerce applications. By taking these metrics into account, a new distributed reputation management scheme is proposed for quantifying and managing the reputation of the TTP-hosts based on a transaction-based feedback system. The scheme exhibits several interesting features not seen in previous work: firstly, it offers better efficiency and robustness for an application that employs it, and secondly, it credits/penalizes a TTP-host according to its transactional behavior, the transaction value and the reputation of the source of feedback. In this way, TTP-hosts may be deterred from misbehaving.
O. Bamasak, N. Zhang, "A Distributed Reputation Management Scheme for Mobile Agent-Based E-Commerce Applications", EEE, 2005, e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Services, IEEE International Conference on, e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Services, IEEE International Conference on 2005, pp. 270-275, doi:10.1109/EEE.2005.6