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Enhance trust management in composite services with indirect ratings

Nguyen, Tung Doan and Bai, Q ORCID: 0000-0003-1214-6317 2017 , 'Enhance trust management in composite services with indirect ratings' , The Computer Journal, vol. 60, no. 11 , pp. 1619-1632 , doi: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx026.

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Service-oriented computing has been developing rapidly with various architectures and applications for improving consumer satisfaction. However, the increasing complexity of service models has brought many challenges to the trust evaluation accuracy, which is a decisive factor in making interactions between consumers and providers in dynamic environments. In composite services, one of the culprits for inaccurate trust evaluations is the problem of missing evidence caused by the rating convention. To address this, this paper proposes a strong evidence-based approach to manage ratings for members of composite services under uncertainty. Moreover, the approach complements the existing one-to-one towards one-to-many trust evaluation. The experimental results show that our method can enhance the consistency and accuracy of reputation systems, robust against biased ratings and also suitable for distributed environments.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Nguyen, Tung Doan and Bai, Q
Keywords: trust management, rating distribution, decision, composite service, distributed environments, service computing, multi-agent systems, trust
Journal or Publication Title: The Computer Journal
Publisher: Oxford Univ Press
ISSN: 0010-4620
DOI / ID Number: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx026
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Copyright 2017 The British Computer Society

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