Applying secret sharing schemes to service reputation

Akbar S. Namin, Ruizhong Wei, Weiming Shen, Hamada Ghenniwa

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Abstract

A successful result of choosing, invoking, integrating and composing services in a collaborative environment depends directly on locating reliable services with respect to their performances, histories, feedbacks from their customers, and generally their reputations. Nevertheless, lacking a secure mechanism to create countable reputation information may lead service providers to exaggerate their performances. We propose to apply Threshold Schemes under the context of service reputation towards providing an unconditionally secure "reputation" credits and systems for services and their providers. We argue that applying such a secure mechanism for reputation of services is not forgeable. As a result, any service requester will be able to rely on valuable reputation information and choose the most reliable services with confidence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design 2005
EditorsW. Shen, A. James, K.M. Chao, M. Younas, Z. Lin, J.P. Barthes
Pages696-703
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 23 2005
Event9th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design 2005 - Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: May 24 2005May 26 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
Volume2

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design 2005
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCoventry
Period05/24/0505/26/05

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Keywords

  • Cryptography
  • Internet
  • Secret Sharing Schemes
  • Security
  • Service Oriented Computing
  • Service Reputation
  • Software Agents

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Namin, A. S., Wei, R., Shen, W., & Ghenniwa, H. (2005). Applying secret sharing schemes to service reputation. In W. Shen, A. James, K. M. Chao, M. Younas, Z. Lin, & J. P. Barthes (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design 2005 (pp. 696-703). (Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design; Vol. 2).