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Gathering experience in trust-based interactions

English, C. and Terzis, S. (2006) Gathering experience in trust-based interactions. In: Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Trust Management. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, pp. 62-76. ISBN 3540342958

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As advances in mobile and embedded technologies coupled with progress in adhoc networking fuel the shift towards ubiquitous computing systems it is becoming increasingly clear that security is a major concern. While this is true of all computing paradigms, the characteristics of ubiquitous systems amplify this concern by promoting spontaneous interaction between diverse heterogeneous entities across administrative boundaries [5]. Entities cannot therefore rely on a specific control authority and will have no global view of the state of the system. To facilitate collaboration with unfamiliar counterparts therefore requires that an entity takes a proactive approach to self-protection. We conjecture that trust management is the best way to provide support for such self-protection measures.